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On Vacation & I want to Catch and Release Mako's out of Venice in the next few weeks...

Can anyone help???

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Once teh tuna action heats up near the lump the bigger makos show up


gmans right.

Give it another month for more consistant shots at makos.
 

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In the Northeast, shark fishing for large Makos and Threshers is a huge business and creates some of the largest tournaments. In the gulf they are considered a pain in the ass. I firmly belive that if charters actually targeted them in the gulf with NE techniques it would be huge. Noone really does becuase of how great the tuna fishery is however the Makos two largest food sources swordfish and tuna are both prevelent down there. Every year boats in Venice hook up to huge Makos but get cut of becuase they are caught on tuna chunking rigs
 

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we hooked one bottom fishing during the day at a rig bout 100miles offshore i figure, spooled the rig, and it got off before the deckies could spllice it onto a two speed, pretty cool tho it made two big jumps, one of the deckies said it weighed proly 500lbs plus plus plus.
 
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In the Northeast, shark fishing for large Makos and Threshers is a huge business and creates some of the largest tournaments. In the gulf they are considered a pain in the ass. I firmly belive that if charters actually targeted them in the gulf with NE techniques it would be huge. Noone really does becuase of how great the tuna fishery is however the Makos two largest food sources swordfish and tuna are both prevelent down there. Every year boats in Venice hook up to huge Makos but get cut of becuase they are caught on tuna chunking rigs

you're right. sharking is a much bigger business up north than down here. However there are far more sharks in the Gulf (at least so I've seen) than up in the northeast. The only threshers in the Gulf (as far as I know) are bigeyes which are protected, so no point in catching them. I'm not sure why shark fishing isn't as big - I'd love to get a mako.
 
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i know a bunch of guys who catch them all the time right on the beach. bulls, blacktips, lemons mainly, with a few tigers and hammers thrown in. if you come down i'll introduce you to them.
 
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i'll do it more this year since once the twins are born itll be hard getting away on many multi day offshore trips for a little while.

my plan is to go once a month on surfside or SLP to go sharking. another goal of mine this year is to catch a tarpon on a popper off the jetties down south.
 
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i'm new to it as well, trust me. i'll let you know next time i go.

they normally kayak the baits out for sharks, since sometimes they need to be out beyond casting distance
 

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i know a bunch of guys who catch them all the time right on the beach. bulls, blacktips, lemons mainly, with a few tigers and hammers thrown in. if you come down i'll introduce you to them.

i seen on a show people using penn 50's right off the beach and catching 200-500lbs sharks it was crazy.. would love to try that
 
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