THE FISHING TRIP: Beach Shark Fishing 2009
The Spot : Fort Pierce Florida
Weather : cloudy, winds of 10 to 15 knots
Water: Calm at first then cloudy with sand mix noticeable
Fish catches: Sharks, sting rays
Biggest size Type : Shark
Techniques : cut bait, and live bait
After not getting a single bite the first time I went out, we tried it again and we put the baits out right at the reef line, we got one hit and one hit only but it produced a nice lemon. As you can see on the pics she had been mating, she did not fight much at hook up so I thought it was a nurse shark, but then as she got close to the sand bar she peeled some line and I felt her power, but on the 14/0 it was just crank, crank until she felt the sand and all hell broke loose. My drag was hammered to the max and having no one behind me to hold me down, she took a surprisingly fast run back to deeper water and pulled me in the air making me fall forward and making me eat some sand, LOL. This has happened to me on a short rod as well, goes to teach us to always be aware of what the shark’s power is like ( I am 250 lbs and was lifted like I was 10 pounds). All in all it was a lot of fun until the noseeums came out in full cloud forces. Thanks Mark, family, and friends, it was great fun fishing next to you.
All was ok
I thought she was under control and then,ZZZZZZZZZZZZZMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM BAAAAAMMM! I eat the sand, look at the line in the sand, that’s from my rod, and behind me my foot marks as I was taken into the air by the pull, look at he picture above and you can see below where I landed, LOL
Brad and Mark helping with the landing
Tagging the Lemon Shark
The overall length of the shark, it was 8’6″ but a very chunky one. If I would have gone over the hump and lowered her tail maybe a few inches more.
Brad and I pulling her back in the water to release her (notice the tag we placed on her top side)
Brad finished the job reviving her, very carefully he helped her regaining her strength, great job dude…