Archive for the 'Nice Catch' Category

Huge Basking Shark Caught in Peru


Looks like a 5 ton, 26 ft basking shark was caught in the Sechura Bay in Peru, about 45 miles off the coast. Apparently, not the basking shark’s usual stomping grounds.

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That’s One Big Shark!


A 30-foot-long basking shark was hauled to shore by brothers Justin and Joseph MacDonald Thursday night in Alma, Canada. The shark, estimated to weigh two tonnes, had gotten tangled up in the anchors and ropes of some lobster traps. It took the crews of two boats (about 10 men) to untangle the lines and tow the shark ashore.

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WARNING! Makos Hanging Out Near Panama Beach!


A couple of local fishermen snagged an 11′ Mako shark night while fishing in Panama City beach, Florida.

Monday night, R.D. Foote and Rich Stulen the five hundred twenty-five pound Mako about one hundred yards offshore. Foote owns and operates R.D.’s Sharkin Safaries and says this is his 32nd shark (6′ or longer) he’s caught in the past year.

Foote said he saw three dark shadows in the water while he and his buddy were fishing. He said two of them swam off but the third one didn’t. And that’s when he felt a big tug on his rod.

Uh, that means there’s two more out there, right?

For Dave ; )

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Monster Shark Caught Off French Riviera… Ooh La La!


A really big Sixgill Shark was caught by a commercial fisherman in the Mediterranean waters off Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France. From the translated article, it sounds like the 11 ft shark will end up on the menus of the local restaurants.

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900 Pound Shark Caught Near Las Americas Airport!


A 10.5 ft, 900 lb shark was caught about 7 miles east of the Las Americas International Airport, near Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, by six fishermen who fought it for more than six hours.

The group captured the shark at around l0 a.m. Monday, attracting hundreds of people along the Las Americas highway near the airport and causing some major traffic jams.

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That’s One Ugly Fish… And it Growls Too


Ruben Rodriguez caught a fish so ugly and with such a nasty personality in Ascarate Lake in Els Paso, TX.

The fish had humanlike teeth, growled, was 15 inches long, bit a hook in half!

The fish turned out to be a red-bellied pacu, a fresh-water fish native to South America, eats both meat and vegetation, and can reach 3 1/2 feet in length.

In other words, mind your toes if you plan on taking a dip in Ascarate Lake.

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Whoa Nellie! That Thing Is Huge!


Last week a fishing boat near Hainan Sanya in China caught what is likely to be one of the largest rays ever caught.

The fishermen netted a 3,300 lb Devil Ray, which took about 3 hours to pull back into the boat. The net was strong enough to hold it, but the 16.5 feet wide ray died in the struggle.

The fishermen tied the it to the back of their boat, dragged it back to their dock and sold it for about $1,500.

Devil ray’s bring in a lot of dough… the liver can be made into fish oil, the bones and intestines are used in medical fish powder, and the meat is a delicacy in most restaurants.

R.I.P. giant devil ray.

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And The “Winner” Is…


More than 4,000 people filtered in and out of Outcast Mega Shark Tournament Sunday afternoon in hopes to catch a glimpse of a mammoth shark.

Apparently, team “Flatline” didn’t disappoint. They team brought in a 496.6-pound tiger shark, the largest catch of the third annual Outcast Mega Shark Tournament. Mark Bosler reeled in the shark just 2.5 miles off the coast.

Aside from the family entertainment and photo ops with the tiger shark, they say there also was an “educational purpose” to the tournament. Scientists from the Gulf Coast Research Lab in Mississippi were in attendance to study these large sharks up close, taking samples from all the different species.

When the scientists are done, they donate the rest of the shark to The Zoo Northwest Florida for food.

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Huge Tiger Shark Caught in Bermuda!


This fourteen and half foot, almost 900 pound tiger shark was caught about 12 miles from Bermuda’s shores by Michael Barnes and his son Scott.

Early rumors had been spreading that the monster shark was was reeled in just off the shores of Spanish Point, causing a tizzy among the locals. Barnes put the rumors to rest, assuring the public that the only reason it was photographed at Spanish Point was because that was where he towed it in.

But apparently tiger sharks do come around in July and August there’s quite a lot of them out there…

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Huge Tiger Shark Caught in Australia!


An angler caught what is believed to be the biggest tiger shark ever captured in Western Australian waters over the weekend.

The 12 ft shark weighed nearly 630 lbs.

It was caught during the Dampier Classic fishing competition and the event organizer, Dennis Brian-Smith, says the shark will not go to waste

The shark parts will be sent away for scientific research.

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