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Old 03-16-2004, 09:09 PM
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Which do most prefer to net or gaff fish?
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Old 03-16-2004, 09:12 PM
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If it will fit in the net I will try it first. If it has teeth it can be hard on a net though.
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Depends on keep or release!!! the rest is self explantory!!!!John
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Inshore net - offshore gaffs, darts
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ever try to net a cobia?
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Old 03-17-2004, 10:52 AM
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The gaff is more fun and more challenging. The net works for inshore.
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Ever try and net a Mako?
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JT got is right. Harvest or release?
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Old 03-17-2004, 12:37 PM
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Don't forget that sometimes it's illegal to gaff a fish as in stripers here on the Chespeake.
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Old 03-17-2004, 12:42 PM
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I gaff or harpoon halibut because they don't fit into nets very well. I usually net everything else, though.
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Or Boga grip.......

my personal favorite....
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Old 03-17-2004, 02:17 PM
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ever boga grip a mako?
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what's the point in boating a Mako?
(unless you're speaking of the fiberglass kind!)
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Mako is a good eating shark.
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fish factory - 2004-03-17 1:50 PM

what's the point in boating a Mako?
(unless you're speaking of the fiberglass kind!)
They're kind of hard to cook when they're still alive and in the water....
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Well, I find Mako and Thresher to be some of the best eating fish around. I prefer Mako over sword anytime.
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Good one gw
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Recipe for bluefish, (thought it also applied to shark)

Prepare bluefish, gut, season, etc.
Place over open fire on beach, using old 2x4's for grill
Cook until 2x4's start to burn
Immediately put out fire w/seawater
Throw cooked bluefish back in ocean, eat 2x4's

do Makos smell better than other sharks?
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Dan in Alaska- I wish we all had that problem
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Oh man you haven't tried Mako yet? Your missing out on some fine eating. My kids who don't like fish eat Mako and Tresher like candy. Thresher is a little bit richer and Mako compares to sword. They don't build up UREA in the sysytems like other sharks, like blue dogs for instance(they smell like piss). I cook it just like I would cook a sword or tuna steak
Try some you will like it!
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