Offshore Maine 6/17/2020

Discussion in 'Offshore Fishing Reports' started by ReelMe, Jun 19, 2020.

  1. ReelMe

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    A9E54ACC-7BB0-4363-AD6A-9D9A7265990C.jpeg EDED4C58-0FA1-47C4-A14F-79AE03A2F7D6.jpeg Quick report for those interested in fishing.........
    Been a very busy spring so Wednesday was only my second trip out this season and only my second trip out in the new “ReelBigFish”. 4 of us arrived at the fishing spot at about 7:30am and dropped down for haddock. We were steadily hooked up all morning with very good sized haddock, tossing anything under 18” back in the drink. At 11am we had our limit of 60 nice haddock.

    Having our haddock limit, I decided to look around to see what else we could find. I hit another spot just 1 mile away and dropped. Another haddock on..... wham! Sharked on the way up! Within 20-30 seconds I broke off.
    Still a bit cold for most sharks except Porbeagles here, we decided to try for one, knowing they are very good eating.
    I set up a shark rod and rigged 400lb leader and single strand wire to an 18/0 circle hook. Threw on a dead haddock and motored back and dropped it deep.

    within 15min, we were tight. An hour+ fight ensued but a sharp harpoon from my buddy boat and a quick tail rope secured the catch. 96” est. 350+lb male Porbeagle Shark. Shark steaks for everyone!!!
     

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  2. Snaphappy

    Snaphappy Senior Member

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    Awesome job man. Let us know how the steaks taste.
     
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  3. bnz

    bnz Just a guy who likes to fish

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    Nice haul! Things must’ve been off the hook (figuratively speaking) haddock fishing.
     
  4. ReelMe

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    The steaks are very good, comparable to mako or swordfish. I’ll be trying different seasonings and marinades as we eat it.
     
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  5. a1flyfishr

    a1flyfishr Retired Member

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    Great catch Luke!

    Benny
     
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  6. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    Great job, Luke!
    boat looks fantastic.
     
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  7. ReelMe

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    41+lbs of drag, just tested to see what drag I was fighting the Porbeagle at the other day. 41lbs of drag for over an hour lol
    Black magic belt and harness
     
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  8. Pope

    Pope Senior Member

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    Bad ass report! Those porbeagles are good looking animals!
     
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  9. benwah22

    benwah22 Well-Known Member

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    Oof.
     
  10. ReelMe

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    Honestly, it wasn’t that bad, I was surprised it was that much. Of course, 41lbs is the max, when the shark was pulling line off the reel. My back was sore later that day and the next though lol
     
  11. duntonsdragons

    duntonsdragons Well-Known Member

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    Good report Luke. I'll add a black magic harness to the shopping list.
     
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  12. pilot-werx

    pilot-werx Active Member

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    The porbeagles have been a blast since the spring. Haddock fishing has been great too. Now onto tuna and so far that has not disappointed. Three days, three fish.
     
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  13. bnz

    bnz Just a guy who likes to fish

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    You’re catching the BFT up in ME now?
     
  14. ReelMe

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    always been BFT here, ‍♂️
     
  15. bnz

    bnz Just a guy who likes to fish

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    Well? Your boat is called the real big fish isnt it? :D
     
  16. ReelMe

    ReelMe Super Member

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    It’s a bait fishery up here. Zzzzzzz sit and wait zzzzzzzz
     
  17. pilot-werx

    pilot-werx Active Member

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    Nah fishing sucks up here.
     
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  18. Garrett Lambert

    Garrett Lambert Member

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    Congrats that’s a hell of a Shark
     
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  19. spc06

    spc06 New Member

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    That's nuts!!! Holy cow, I've never seen a porbeagle bigger than 3 to 4 feet, that was amazing!