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Old 05-25-2018, 05:27 PM   #1
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Default My surf sharking trip of a lifetime...

Well here it is my friends. My surf shark fishing trip of a lifetime. I landed three sharks with two of them being studs and one of those being my new personal best. The personal best also happens to be my first greater hammered which measured at 11’8” with a 56” girth. It was a beast and luckily it picked up the bait on my Avet 80w trx which had plenty of drag power to put it on the sand in 45 min which is very good for a hammer that size.

We photoed, tagged and released it to fight another day.

The next shark which was also a stud was a 8’3 bull with a 51” girth. Not sure who the people were that stopped to help me with this one but thank you.

For those wondering Ive been using leaders that Eric Ozolins with catchsharks.com makes with great succes. Oz is known as one of the best late shark fisherman so his gear is proven. The hammer was caught on his Gladiator leader and the bull was caught on his Incognito leader. Both did the job for sure.

Bait on both big ones was 3/4’s of a 15-18lb jackfish. So about 10-12lb baits.

Until next time mother gulf.


















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Old 05-25-2018, 05:30 PM   #2
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Looks like an incredible outing, congrats on the sharks!
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Old 05-25-2018, 05:30 PM   #3
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Wow! That is incredible. Congrats!
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Old 05-25-2018, 05:34 PM   #4
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And now I get to see it again. Rub it in
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Old 05-25-2018, 05:34 PM   #5
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That's too cool!! Congrats!!


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Old 05-25-2018, 05:37 PM   #6
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Dang, looks like a great time. Congrats
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Old 05-25-2018, 05:38 PM   #7
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Saw ya on Fb. Just awesome.
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Old 05-25-2018, 05:44 PM   #8
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Good grief! You da shark whisperer!
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Old 05-25-2018, 05:45 PM   #9
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Awesome!


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Old 05-25-2018, 05:48 PM   #10
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Congrats again amigo



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Old 05-25-2018, 05:51 PM   #11
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Good grief! You da shark whisperer!
Thats a fact!!!!

Gonna be hard to beat that day Ray! Congratulations!!!
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Old 05-25-2018, 05:51 PM   #12
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Check out those teeth... Makes me a little leery of getting into the surf.
Congratulations Poco. That is real Awesomeness.
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Old 05-25-2018, 05:54 PM   #13
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That is just incredible! Sorry for the dumb question...How do you get a 12lb bait out to where the sharks are from the beach? Can you cast that bait? Sharks pretty shallow?

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Old 05-25-2018, 05:55 PM   #14
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Wow...........Kool!!!
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Old 05-25-2018, 05:57 PM   #15
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Unbelievable! Thanks for sharing
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:00 PM   #16
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Wow!
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:01 PM   #17
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Congrats! Awesome catch!


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Old 05-25-2018, 06:02 PM   #18
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My goodness Ray...what an impressive beast!!
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:02 PM   #19
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Congrats. That's a fish of a lifetime. Those big hammerheads usually fight to the point of exhaustion and don't survive. Truly a great accomplishment. Job well done.
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:03 PM   #20
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Wow man you know how to get er done!

Congratulations sir!
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:04 PM   #21
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Congrats!! Did you yak the bates out??
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:08 PM   #22
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Amazing Poco, congrats!
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:09 PM   #23
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Congrats again Poco!
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:12 PM   #24
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Great fish and that water is drop dead beautiful!
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:16 PM   #25
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That's awesome!
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:19 PM   #26
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Congrats amigo! Super super cool
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:21 PM   #27
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Man that's awesome. Congrats.
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:23 PM   #28
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Congrats Ray!
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:25 PM   #29
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Makes you second guess swimming at the beach lol. That's wild! Congrats!!
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:31 PM   #30
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You da man

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Old 05-25-2018, 06:38 PM   #31
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Dude, not asking for your fishing spot to bird dog you, but stay out of the water.

PM locations please.


Congrats on the trip
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:40 PM   #32
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pins? Incredible shark!
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:40 PM   #33
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Nice!
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:41 PM   #34
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Well done Shark Master!


I see from the pic with the hammer, you both have your mouths open,
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:44 PM   #35
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Nicely done brother!
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:51 PM   #36
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Awesome catches Ray, congrats.
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:56 PM   #37
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Unbelievable! Congrats amigo!
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:01 PM   #38
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Dude, awesome!!
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:11 PM   #39
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That’s awesome, congrats on the Hammer!
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:18 PM   #40
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Dang! Well done.
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:19 PM   #41
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That is an absolutely amazing day of fishing! You are the man!


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Old 05-25-2018, 07:22 PM   #42
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Hell Yes Amigo!!!!!! Way to go Ray


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Old 05-25-2018, 07:26 PM   #43
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Oh my goodness, what a trip.
Please tell me your going to be fishing the surf the last week in June. I want to sit a while with us and watch
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:30 PM   #44
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Man what an awesome trip. Congrats amigo.
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:30 PM   #45
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If you need bait sometime to catch you bait let me know!!
I'm excited about 2 pound fish! Your catching 11' fish!!


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Old 05-25-2018, 07:31 PM   #46
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That’s is bad A!!!
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:35 PM   #47
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That water sure looked sweet that day. Those are just incredible catches!
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:39 PM   #48
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Freakin epic


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Old 05-25-2018, 07:40 PM   #49
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That's awesome!!
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Old 05-25-2018, 08:07 PM   #50
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How do you get your lines out past the sand bars? Kayak or kit....???
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