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Launched Monday morning at Dana Point. Met Jim aka fishrtrembling at 6:30am. Made macs right outside the harbor trolling blue and white bone feathers. With ten macs in the tank we headed straight out of the harbor entrance 2.8 miles. From the point we started trolling south. 1200 of water at 2.8 mph. I have never caught a thresher before, this was my first ever shot at a T shark.

Only 20 minutes into the troll the center rod starts to scream. We wind in the two other rods and Jim says put the belt on this one is for you. I brought the fish to color within 30 minutes using a big international two speed with 80lb test it. The fish ate a bl/ppl
betamatic with a mac pinned on.

Jim sticks it with the gaff and the shark explodes and peels off another 150 yards of line. Finaly got it tail roped and leaned over the transom and cut the gills. We couldnt get the shark into the boat, so we towed it in, only 3 miles to harbor entrance.

While we are moving along slowly Jim put the rigs back out. Within 15 minutes we get a knock down, Jim free spools the rod and it turns and bites good. Two hours later we get the fish to color. The fish was dead on arrival or we would have released it.

At the gas dock Jims shark is 240, mine went 190. I finaly got the shark home and it took three of us two nites to steak and vacuum seal the fish.

The shark is great eating thats no secret. I under estimated how much food a 190 fish yeilds. I will see to it that every morsal is put to good use. Big bbq this weekend for memorial. Friends and neighbors will benifit.

Personaly I probably wont target T sharks again. I can now say that I caught one in my boat, which is important to me, but the amount of steaks this fish put out is amazing. It will be a job just to make sure none of it goes to waste. I personaly think that for now I will be contenet for what I have, and for the experience.

BIG TENTACLES OUT !!!! PS PICS WILL FOLLOW SHORTLY.
 

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Nice report. Congrats on your shark.

I think I will try for a Mako closer to the end of Summer if I can eat all my Thresher steaks. I need something a little more dangerous, with real teeth. These Threshers look like old men whos dentures fell out compared to a Mako. :)
 

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Thanks for the replies fellows. That T shark battle was alot of fun. Catching a big shark of this sort put some serious wake up call as to how powerful these fish are. Beautiful fish. You are right Burndog
makos are alot more exciting, but I will never underestimate how powerful these T sharks are.
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Launched Monday morning at Dana Point. Met Jim aka fishrtrembling at 6:30am. Made macs right outside the harbor trolling blue and white bone feathers. With ten macs in the tank we headed straight out of the harbor entrance 2.8 miles. From the point we started trolling south. 1200 of water at 2.8 mph. I have never caught a thresher before, this was my first ever shot at a T shark.

Only 20 minutes into the troll the center rod starts to scream. We wind in the two other rods and Jim says put the belt on this one is for you. I brought the fish to color within 30 minutes using a big international two speed with 80lb test it. The fish ate a bl/ppl
betamatic with a mac pinned on.

Jim sticks it with the gaff and the shark explodes and peels off another 150 yards of line. Finaly got it tail roped and leaned over the transom and cut the gills. We couldnt get the shark into the boat, so we towed it in, only 3 miles to harbor entrance.

While we are moving along slowly Jim put the rigs back out. Within 15 minutes we get a knock down, Jim free spools the rod and it turns and bites good. Two hours later we get the fish to color. The fish was dead on arrival or we would have released it.

At the gas dock Jims shark is 240, mine went 190. I finaly got the shark home and it took three of us two nites to steak and vacuum seal the fish.

The shark is great eating thats no secret. I under estimated how much food a 190 fish yeilds. I will see to it that every morsal is put to good use. Big bbq this weekend for memorial. Friends and neighbors will benifit.

Personaly I probably wont target T sharks again. I can now say that I caught one in my boat, which is important to me, but the amount of steaks this fish put out is amazing. It will be a job just to make sure none of it goes to waste. I personaly think that for now I will be contenet for what I have, and for the experience.

BIG TENTACLES OUT !!!! PS PICS WILL FOLLOW SHORTLY.

Great job John! Can't wait to see the pics.
 
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