June 18, 2012

Fish Head - Shark trip released a beast

Saturday had Rikard and his crew from Sweden to experience NJ sharking. We had a great day with constant action with makos and blue sharks. Everyone got to battle with multiple fish including 3 makos and multiple blue sharks. We boated our steak-o early in the day and kept busy catching and releasing many blue sharks. In the afternoon we hooked the monster. Rikard fought the fish for 1hr and 20 minutes and 2.2 miles and 6 leaps clear out of the water. He never let go of the rod!!! Since we already had 1 mako boated we had to let this one live so our goal was to just get pictures and set her free. We have some great video of multiple jumps and I am waiting to see what pictures from other cameras came out good. The pictures do no justice however being conservative I would estimate the fish to be approx 450 lbs and 9ft long. She did not want to show herself for pictures. We had the leader and wire up 7 times for pics and just kept snapping photos. Eventually we decieded its time to let her swim. Official catch and release of a fish of a lifetime. Great day, incredible experience, phenominal crew, and good karma on our side. Thank you Rikard, Kallo, Mattius, Pelle, and Jimmy my mate for a spectacular day that we will all never forget!!

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