Mako goes OFF

captainlarry84

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It looked like nine jumps..... wow! I have never had them do that many. Maybe four max. Fished looked to be about 250. He earned his freedom.
 

tunaorlater

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That is wild....but i hate when that happens....stay down bitch

The 341 I got two years ago did 4 jumps like that and I remember wanting to puke every time she left the water. Won the bayshore tournament with 10 minutes to spare with that fish.
 

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WOW!! That was awesome! I would of been ducking for cover when he jumped that close to the boat. Thanks for the vid.
 

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We had one pick up a bait and go nuts for a few seconds then just stop! It hung nose up like it was paralized. Standing on the bridge looking straight down at that torpedo after a shorter than 5 min fight was some scary shit!

Come to find out it had a big stainless long line hook twisted into the joint in its jaw. Our hook went in right next to it and literally shut it off like a light switch. I thought for sure we were going to have a mako going bat shit in the cockpit any second lol
 

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We had one go bat shit like that this year. On the 6th or 7th jump he landed on the line and was gone. One hell of an adrenaline rush for sure. One of the coolest creatures in the ocean.
 

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Great video of what not to do as a captain. They saw the fish and when they hooked up the captain should have thrown the high flier and got the boat moving away from the fish. Never fish a shark out of a dead boat. The boat was not started till between jump five and six. Also the angler should have been told to start cranking as the line started to come up. That way the line is not under the fish when it comes down.

I have fished sharks since the early 1970’s. I have won shark tournaments and tagged hundreds of sharks (tagged 26 in one day). On August 6, 1983 we put a 552 lb. nine and half foot White Shark in a 22’ Sisu with two gin poles.
 

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