Just out for a morning cast.

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Just out for a morning cast.

Post by Dusty2 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:14 pm

Two florida anglers out for a morning cast landed this 805 pound Mako shark while fishing from the beach near Navarre FL.
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The rest of the story is here. http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/giant-mako-shark-photographed-florida-gas-station-set-world-record/

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Post by BillZ » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:58 pm

You know you're a Florida redneck when.......

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Post by ORDiver » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:48 pm

It's too bad that thing lived from an egg to that size against pretty staggering odds to be killed by some dumbshit so he could drive around with it in his truck trying to look tough. In my opinion anyway.

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Post by dwashbur » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:56 am

That was going to be my question: what's he doing to do with it? If he plans to hold a massive feast and feed a bunch of people with it, fine. Otherwise, I may have a problem with this guy.
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Post by Jeff Pack » Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:15 am

fill it full of helium, and fly it about.
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- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

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Post by BillZ » Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:40 am

dwashbur wrote:That was going to be my question: what's he doing to do with it? If he plans to hold a massive feast and feed a bunch of people with it, fine. Otherwise, I may have a problem with this guy.


I think they plan on eating it...

It’s about $10 per pound at the fish market,” Earnie Polk said. “It sells right along with tuna and swordfish. Between all of us, there won’t be a bit of it wasted.”

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Post by Waynne Fowler » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:37 pm

According to the article. "Not one bit of it will go to waste"as thye plan on eating the entire fish.
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Post by Grateful Diver » Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:50 pm

There was probably a Japanese buyer waiting for delivery. Back in the '80's I had some friends who used to fish for tuna in George's Bank ... the buyers would meet them at the dock and have that fish packed on ice and on its way to the airport before the boat even finished cleaning up. That's about a $15,000 fish in the back of that truck ...

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Post by ArcticDiver » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:16 pm

Re: eating that fish. Wonder what kind of shape it will be in after being hauled around in the bed of a pickup in very warm temperatures and still whole? I suspect not very tasty.
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Post by Dusty2 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:34 pm

dwashbur wrote:That was going to be my question: what's he doing to do with it? If he plans to hold a massive feast and feed a bunch of people with it, fine. Otherwise, I may have a problem with this guy.


If you read the article you will see that they are a fishing family and he says it will feed the family including friends and neighbors for quite awhile and there will be nothing wasted. And they were not parading it around, they were trying to get it home discreetly with as little notice as possible because of the possible bad PR. However with an 11 foot long 1/2 ton shark in the back of your truck! You gotta admit in today's world it's pretty damn hard to hide from cell phones and prying eyes. If you stop on the side of the road to pee the odds are pretty good it will end up on twitter or face book. They had to stop for gas and someone at the station took the pix and called a local newspaper and it went viral from there.

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Post by nwbobber » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:42 pm

:eek: I will never pee along the roadside again... ever.
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Post by Linedog » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:31 pm

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Post by bradmond » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:22 pm

could have covered it with a tarp or something.

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Post by Linedog » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:49 pm

Can't hashtag, they whiz quiz me at work.
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Post by spatman » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:52 pm

Linedog wrote:Can't hashtag, they whiz quiz me at work.


Lol.
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Post by Gregp » Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:49 pm

I think there's something really important that we can learn from this shark catch.

Even though we can't turn back time and release this great creature back into the wild, speaking from a health perspective I sincerely hope that this man doesn't eat or feed it all to his family or friends. The shark is polluted with many bio-accumulative toxins including polybrominated and polychlorinated compounds (PBDEs, flame retardants, and PCBs), and high levels of methyl-mercury.

The substances above have been shown to have negative effects on brain/nervous system, reproductive system, immune system, as well as other important systems of the body. The FDA has stated that women who might become pregnant, women who are pregnant, nursing mothers, as well as young children should not eat any shark, swordfish, king mackerel, or orange roughy. Someone in desire of restoring their health should really consider avoiding these fish as well, especially if laboratory tests indicate high levels. In addition, I would personally suggest that a person in good or average health give a little thought to eating these types of fish because they can accumulate over time, especially in someone with poor detoxification genes and/or lack of specific nutrients. I'm not saying that everyone should give up their favorite fish, or forgo having a nice fish dinner. I'm just saying- we can be educated about consuming fish just like when we are diving.

Before going fishing or spearing, the FDA recommends checking with the current state advisories for fish consumption safety guidelines.
FDA's website: http://www.epa.gov/hg/advisories.htm.
Washington State's website: http://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvir ... /Fish.aspx

Below is a list of mercury levels of fish sorted most to least toxic:
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Data was taken from: http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodborneIllnes ... 115644.htm

I hope this information can be of use to you and your families. I enjoy helping people get and stay healthy so they can keep on diving! :) Please ask any questions you might have as I think this is a discussion worth having.
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Re: Just out for a morning cast.

Post by Bric Martin » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:39 pm

For me the only thing that could make this better is if he would have cut the fins off and chucked it over. The oceans are less healthy because too many sharks are being harvested.

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Post by mz53480 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:48 pm

Reminds me of a post about an octopus taken at Cove2 not too long ago.
Legal.... But maybe not the best choice all things considered.
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Post by pensacoladiver » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:25 pm

mz53480 wrote:Reminds me of a post about an octopus taken at Cove2 not too long ago.
Legal.... But maybe not the best choice all things considered.


I doubt there are too many folks around the Navarre Florida area that consider a big Mako shark a personal pet.

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Post by pensacoladiver » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:26 pm

Gregp wrote:I think there's something really important that we can learn from this shark catch.

Even though we can't turn back time and release this great creature back into the wild, speaking from a health perspective I sincerely hope that this man doesn't eat or feed it all to his family or friends. The shark is polluted with many bio-accumulative toxins including polybrominated and polychlorinated compounds (PBDEs, flame retardants, and PCBs), and high levels of methyl-mercury.

The substances above have been shown to have negative effects on brain/nervous system, reproductive system, immune system, as well as other important systems of the body. The FDA has stated that women who might become pregnant, women who are pregnant, nursing mothers, as well as young children should not eat any shark, swordfish, king mackerel, or orange roughy. Someone in desire of restoring their health should really consider avoiding these fish as well, especially if laboratory tests indicate high levels. In addition, I would personally suggest that a person in good or average health give a little thought to eating these types of fish because they can accumulate over time, especially in someone with poor detoxification genes and/or lack of specific nutrients. I'm not saying that everyone should give up their favorite fish, or forgo having a nice fish dinner. I'm just saying- we can be educated about consuming fish just like when we are diving.

Before going fishing or spearing, the FDA recommends checking with the current state advisories for fish consumption safety guidelines.
FDA's website: http://www.epa.gov/hg/advisories.htm.
Washington State's website: http://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvir ... /Fish.aspx

Below is a list of mercury levels of fish sorted most to least toxic:
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Data was taken from: http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodborneIllnes ... 115644.htm

I hope this information can be of use to you and your families. I enjoy helping people get and stay healthy so they can keep on diving! :) Please ask any questions you might have as I think this is a discussion worth having.


I guess I'm screwed as Big Eye is number 5 on the list.... And I sure as hell ain't eatin carp.

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Post by mz53480 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:44 am

pensacoladiver wrote:
mz53480 wrote:Reminds me of a post about an octopus taken at Cove2 not too long ago.
Legal.... But maybe not the best choice all things considered.


I doubt there are too many folks around the Navarre Florida area that consider a big Mako shark a personal pet.


Awww, cmon. You have room in your pool!!!
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Post by Waynne Fowler » Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:51 pm

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