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Old 05-17-2015, 11:01 PM   #1
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Any sharkers out there?

I know I know, sharks are majestic and demand respect, and it's the equivalent to shooting a puppy in terms of sportsmanship, and it's going to result in voodoo magic which will make the other sharks eat me later, I know. I am a bad person who has no pride or sense of self image, I know.

Not that that's out of the way lets talk about spearing sharks, more specifically my favorite sharks, threshers. Has anybody on here done it? Details please.

Wish there was a better way to target them other than hitting the deep kelp and hoping they swim by someday. If I was using my RA 130 with reel and slip-tip (to avoid a completely mangled shaft/fish) on top of my 100ft neptonics floatline/float, I wouldn't have a second thought about blasting a 6-9 foot specimen. I'm sure finding bait in 50-100ft of water and setting up a chum slick/ flasher system would probably work, but only if they were in thick and you had a boat capable of running up and down the coast. Sounds like a lot of work but damn are T sharks tasty.

I read a few interesting stories on here but would love to hear stories or experiences on here.

Bring on the flame!
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Old 05-17-2015, 11:34 PM   #2
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I know I know, sharks are majestic and demand respect, and it's the equivalent to shooting a puppy in terms of sportsmanship, and it's going to result in voodoo magic which will make the other sharks eat me later, I know. I am a bad person who has no pride or sense of self image, I know.

Not that that's out of the way lets talk about spearing sharks, more specifically my favorite sharks, threshers. Has anybody on here done it? Details please.

Wish there was a better way to target them other than hitting the deep kelp and hoping they swim by someday. If I was using my RA 130 with reel and slip-tip (to avoid a completely mangled shaft/fish) on top of my 100ft neptonics floatline/float, I wouldn't have a second thought about blasting a 6-9 foot specimen. I'm sure finding bait in 50-100ft of water and setting up a chum slick/ flasher system would probably work, but only if they were in thick and you had a boat capable of running up and down the coast. Sounds like a lot of work but damn are T sharks tasty.

I read a few interesting stories on here but would love to hear stories or experiences on here.

Bring on the flame!
You're a murderer! Shark have feelings.

I have a feeling they make some primo steaks and tacos!

I've only heard of people catching them where I wouldn't want to dive, but You know more about threshers than I do.

Good luck, and I hope you get people who can actually help to post (not me).
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Old 05-18-2015, 12:23 AM   #3
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Angel shark tastes like pork. Its easy to spear, challenging to land, and seriously good chow

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Old 05-18-2015, 12:43 AM   #4
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I ain't scared, let's get em. Sorry for not helping, just subscribing to thread.
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Old 05-18-2015, 12:54 AM   #5
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Re: Any sharkers out there?

It's called workin' for a livin', it's called sharkin' for a livin'!

I'd love to have you around for a second shot, Aus. THROUGH THE GILLS!!!!!! uhhhhhh! yeahhhhhh.... hahahaha
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Old 05-18-2015, 12:57 AM   #6
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Mmmmm I like it like that.
Cherries and berries

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Old 05-18-2015, 01:29 AM   #7
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I know exactly how and where I'd do it, just have yet to muster up the courage to actually go do it.
I'd be willing to put you on em lol.
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Old 05-18-2015, 01:33 AM   #8
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I'd be willing to put you on em lol.
Lets do it. If it requires a terrible hike up the cliff i'll kick you a fat chunk if you help me carry it. HA!
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Lets do it. If it requires a terrible hike up the cliff i'll kick you a fat chunk if you help me carry it. HA!
I refuse to dive anywhere with that crappy of a hike for CA fish lol
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You're specifically talking about threshers right?
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:13 AM   #11
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Re: Any sharkers out there?

Thresher and Mako steaks are so damn good and pricey...why don't you start with the smaller sharks. I've always wanted to shoot a leopard but can't pull the trigger for some reason (they're beautiful). What about hound sharks are they good eating? I almost shot one this month.
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Re: Any sharkers out there?

I've taken a couple 7-gills, And if I were going to specifically target any of the larger sharks, I would probably go the other direction, shaft wise. I think that near kelp, with all the rolling, your shaft is going to get pretzeled regardless of whether or not it's on a slip-tip. So I would recommend something you don't mind scrapping afterwards.

The skin/muscle on them is pretty tough, and I doubt you'll have issues with them ripping off. I took both with 110 pipe guns with flopper shafts, didn't get all the way through the second one. The flopper toggled inside and didn't really tear at all.

Also, I'm not sure about the size of threshers you would encounter near kelp, but if they fight comparably to 7 gills, more floats or a kayak might be a good call as well. I think the only way that I was able to land the 7's I shot was because the kelp was dense enough that they tied up relatively quickly. Prior to wrapping the floatline up in kelp, I had zero luck slowing them down.
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Old 05-18-2015, 05:44 AM   #13
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It can be done....many spearos only shoot 1 and realize its a pita..

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Some of y'all sound like little bitches.
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Some of y'all sound like little bitches.
Lol..the hunt is on!.. I just have to bring two guns.
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