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Just out for a morning cast.

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:14 pm
by Dusty2
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/

Re: Just out for a morning cast.

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:58 pm
by BillZ
You know you're a Florida redneck when.......

Re: Just out for a morning cast.

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:48 pm
by ORDiver
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.

Re: Just out for a morning cast.

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:56 am
by dwashbur
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.

Re: Just out for a morning cast.

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:15 am
by Jeff Pack
fill it full of helium, and fly it about.

Re: Just out for a morning cast.

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:40 am
by BillZ
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.”

Re: Just out for a morning cast.

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:37 pm
by Waynne Fowler
According to the article. "Not one bit of it will go to waste"as thye plan on eating the entire fish.

Re: Just out for a morning cast.

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:50 pm
by Grateful Diver
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 ...

... Bob (Grateful Diver)

Re: Just out for a morning cast.

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:16 pm
by ArcticDiver
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.

Re: Just out for a morning cast.

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:34 pm
by Dusty2
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.

Re: Just out for a morning cast.

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:42 pm
by nwbobber
:eek: I will never pee along the roadside again... ever.

Re: Just out for a morning cast.

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:31 pm
by Linedog
What's a Twitter?

Re: Just out for a morning cast.

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:22 pm
by bradmond
could have covered it with a tarp or something.

Chris.. you don't use hashtags?

Re: Just out for a morning cast.

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:49 pm
by Linedog
Can't hashtag, they whiz quiz me at work.

Re: Just out for a morning cast.

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


Lol.

Re: Just out for a morning cast.

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:49 pm
by Gregp
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.

Re: Just out for a morning cast.

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:39 pm
by Bric Martin
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.

Re: Just out for a morning cast.

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:48 pm
by mz53480
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.

Re: Just out for a morning cast.

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:25 pm
by pensacoladiver
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.

Re: Just out for a morning cast.

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:26 pm
by pensacoladiver
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:
Image
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.

Re: Just out for a morning cast.

Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:44 am
by mz53480
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!!!

Re: Just out for a morning cast.

Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:51 pm
by Waynne Fowler
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