2022 Fishing thread

marcusvdk

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We did do one day of guided fishing to target big sharks from the beach. It was a very cool experience and I highly recommend SharkaBrah fishing if anyone wants to experience something like this. It was truly amazing.

Family pic before putting lines out - the beach is beautiful at Pardre this time of year.
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The guides take large baits out 600 - 1000 yards through the surf using jet skis. Our main bait was a 9 pound piece of sting ray on our long rod and then smaller 1-2 pound pieces on the short rods.

About 2 hours into our trip, we hooked up. It was an incredible fight that took so long everyone in our group was able to take turns on the rod to the point they were tired.

9' 8" Tiger Shark - estimated weight around 500 pounds
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We called it quits after getting him in and releasing him. We were all honestly spent from the fight.
Damn that awesome looks like a hell of an amazing time
 
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Rich M

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Just got back from a gulf fishing trip with the extended family. We had a great time and caught around a dozen different species of fish. Our number one target was sharks. My youngest loves fishing for them and several in our group had never caught one before this trip.

We caught a pile of gafftopsail catfish. This was a triple the kids got to end one evening off the pier we were staying by.
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We also caught quite a few bonnet head sharks from the pier. They put up one heck of a fight!
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We also caught around 100 sea trout off the pier. Most were too small to keep but we did manage a few keepers.
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You guys had a great trip! That tiger is a dandy.

I'm thinking those lil sharks are baby scalloped hammerheads. Bonnetheads look more like a shovel.

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Just got back from our annual coast trip to Eureka Ca.
 

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marcusvdk

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I head up to the UP for our fishing trip Wednesday havent been planning much for it ad ive been busy with my bear hunt thus week. Should be a good relaxing trip we went here last year and got a load of perch and some nice pike.
 

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Anybody in the Reno are or can get to the Reno area and wants to fish pyramid for the opener hit me up. My partner didn't get his todo list done and leaves for Mexico on his anniversary trip the following week so he bailed lol

Fyi this is a serious offer
 
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