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Shark fishing question #7375868
10/10/21 11:16 AM
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Ok gang,, who on here have been shark fishing? One of my bucket list items is to go shark fishingÖ. My question is this,,, are folks allowed to even keep them?? Most fishing shows I see they turn them loose,,, do certain states have length limits off their coasts?? Just curious


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Re: Shark fishing question [Re: foxkidd44] #7375882
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Some you can keep, some must be released. Also dependent on the state. They must be handled correctly as soon as their caught or they arenít worth keeping.

Re: Shark fishing question [Re: foxkidd44] #7375888
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In NC you can keep 1 bonnethead, a sharpnose, finetooth, or blacknose of any size, in addition you can keep 1 of any other species over 54" to the fork, now not sure if this includes great whites and hammers. I beleive sand tigers are tottaly protected.

edit: all I ever saw anyone eat were sharpnose, bonnetheads, spinners and blacktips

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Re: Shark fishing question [Re: foxkidd44] #7375900
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If you want to keep one for eating, you can't treat them like normal fish.

Re: Shark fishing question [Re: SNIPERB🦝] #7375906
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Originally Posted by SNIPERB🦝
If you want to keep one for eating, you can't treat them like normal fish.

Very true, sharks urinate through their skin, as soon as you decide to keep a shark, cut the tail off, bleed them out, gut them and ice them down, this shuts down the production of urine down, also some soak it in milk before cooking. do not eat lemons or finetooths, their skin is yellow for a reason!

Re: Shark fishing question [Re: foxkidd44] #7375917
10/10/21 12:53 PM
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If you want a trophy, just get a close length, some quick pics and turn it loose. There are blanks for everything and it would have to be a reproduction on a shark anyway.


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Re: Shark fishing question [Re: foxkidd44] #7375947
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You can eat makos, threshers, porbeagles, any shark with sort-of a kidney system, including great whites, except whites can't be kept anymore, while you can eat the others after bleeding, gutting and icing, you really don't want to...
The rec fishery is essentially catch and release

Re: Shark fishing question [Re: foxkidd44] #7375951
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Wow, I just got some learning done!! I didnít know sharks urinate through the skin!! Genuinely appreciate the information guys!!


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Re: Shark fishing question [Re: foxkidd44] #7375969
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Yeah they are essentially living fossils, been around for beaucoup millions of years. Been around since before God even invented bones lol.


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Re: Shark fishing question [Re: foxkidd44] #7375972
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Re: Shark fishing question [Re: foxkidd44] #7375974
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When I was a kid sharks were concidered the coyotes of the water.....to be killed at every opportunity. I remember guys fishing off the beach in Florida with big rigs with about a mile of heavy duty mono. They used fish for bait that were larger than most every freshwater fish I'd catch in a year. After they winched these fish in they either shot them or clubbed the daylights out of them. Then, after a photo or two (never saw anyone save the meat, ever) those fish had their jaws cut out as a trophy, and they were tossed back in the ocean......or left on the beach to draw a crowd.


Re: Shark fishing question [Re: foxkidd44] #7376010
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Fox Kidd, I went out in the Chesapeake Bay cobia fishing with my cousin last month we caught some shark that we kept and he prepared it was really good eating. Eric

Re: Shark fishing question [Re: foxkidd44] #7376012
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Salmon Shark can be eaten here.

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Re: Shark fishing question [Re: foxkidd44] #7376024
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To your original question, yes sharks can eat you ...... In the winter, Hilton head island has a good stock of great whites. And its catch and release.

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Re: Shark fishing question [Re: Scuba1] #7376032
10/10/21 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Scuba1
To your original question, yes sharks can eat you ...... In the winter, Hilton head island has a good stock of great whites. And its catch and release.

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If its a bucket list thing and you want to catch one of these puppies, let me know and I'll " hook you up " with the right guy.
thatís what Iím talking about!!! What would a boat to go out usually run??


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Re: Shark fishing question [Re: foxkidd44] #7376036
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I was invited down to Crystal River Fla to gator hunt and shark fish for a week.

Should have just got back today but couldn't go...


Thank you USA for the STILL closed land border despite Canada opening ours this summer ...

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Re: Shark fishing question [Re: foxkidd44] #7376052
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Here is a price on a boat Iíve gone out of OC Maryland on. 10hr trip $1,325


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Re: Shark fishing question [Re: foxkidd44] #7376190
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Have eaten makos and hammerheads.

Used to fish with Capt. Mark.Sampson out of Ocean City, MD..

He knows sharks.

Re: Shark fishing question [Re: Hutchy] #7376251
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Originally Posted by Hutchy
I was invited down to Crystal River Fla to gator hunt and shark fish for a week.

Should have just got back today but couldn't go...


Thank you USA for the STILL closed land border despite Canada opening ours this summer ...

Donít you realize we have Idiots running this country.

Re: Shark fishing question [Re: foxkidd44] #7376342
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Either way, even though you live in IL, take the FL shark fishing course. I think you will find it fascinating.

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