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” A new record for blue marlin released in one year by a single boat has been established, according to Capt. Josh Temple, and within just five months.
Reporting from home port of Los Suenos, Costa Rica, Temple tells Sport Fishing that anglers aboard the 60-foot Carol Libby— a Spencer and American Custom Yachts hybrid — on June 26 released billfish number 430.
That breaks the record of 422 releases previously set by Capt. Bobby McGuinness on the Cazador out of Golfito in 2010. “
Enjoy this video of some of last year’s action aboard the Carol Libby …
This is how they make those long casts in Russia … LOL
” A large shark bumped into a fishing boat off a popular Long Island beach over the weekend in what may have been the third sighting of a great white in waters off the New York and New Jersey coasts this week.
Greg Grodecki was out with fishing buddies 15 miles off the shore of Fire Island Sunday when a wide-mouthed fish sidled up to his boat. Grodecki said he thought it was a great white shark.
” It was just amazing to see it, so beautiful and powerful,” Grodecki said. “It’s just a great experience.” “
More sightings reported here:
” When a shark emerged from the water with an open mouth and triangular 2-inch teeth, fisherman Steve Clark knew he was having a close encounter with a great white. The chance meeting, he says, happened about 5 p.m. Saturday at 28-Mile Wreck, the site of a World War II shipwreck off of Cape May, New Jersey.
” We were worried that it was going to harm the engine. It started to mouth it, but it wasn’t actually biting down,” said Clark. “I think it was just feeling it. It was just cool because she stayed around the boat for so long and really let us look at her.
Clark’s team of fishermen spotted the 16-foot great white shark swimming toward their 35-foot-boat, the 35 Everglades.
The shark swam around the vessel for about 20 minutes before ripping a chum basket of fish right from the side of the boat — the only time Clark felt nervous during the encounter. Members of the crew took photos and videos as the shark swam nearby.”
NBCPhiladelphia has more
” A huge 2.7-metre-long great white shark was eaten by an even bigger “mystery sea monster”, according to scientists.
Researchers had tagged the healthy shark to track its movements as part of a study, but were shocked when the tracking device washed up on a beach in Australia four months later, just four kilometres away.
Data captured on the device showed there was a rapid temperature rise along with a sudden, sharp 580-metres plunge.
The researchers believe the data proves it was eaten by something much bigger, saying the temperatures recorded indicate it went inside another animal’s digestive system.
The only theory they have so far was that it was gobbled up by a “colossal cannibal great white shark”.
The case is detailed in an upcoming documentary by the Smithsonian Institute, called the Hunt for the Super Predator, which draws from an earlier ABC documentary The Search for the Ocean’s Super Predator.”
Sploid.Gizmodo offers this answer to the mystifying question of what ate a three meter Great White .
” John Sims, a mate on the boat Reel Worthless out of Pensacola, Florida, tells Sport Fishing that they spend the summer traveling and fishing billfish tournaments. During the recent Orange Beach Billfish Classic, they had a double header on bluefin tunas in the Gulf of Mexico, while live-baiting for blue marlin.
After the first hour and half, they caught and released the first bluefin, which they estimated to be 700-pounds. Then after three and half hours, they released the second, which they estimated to be 900-pounds.”
‘ A group of south Florida fishermen reeled in a rare sawfish over the weekend, capturing the exciting feat on video.
It took Dustin Richter and pals more than two hours to wrangle the 11-foot long, 500-pound creature during a midnight fishing trip on Sunday morning, ABC’s West Palm Beach affiliate WPBF reported.
“ Catching a fish like that is like once in a lifetime,” Richter said.
Richter and his friends, from Boynton Beach, Fla., let the sawfish go after bringing it to shore and filming a video.
“ It’s just one of those prehistoric-looking animals,” he said. “If you see them you’re lucky to see them and if you catch them you’re even luckier.” “
” Fishing with dynamite is illegal in Lebanon. These guys posted their video on their Facebook page, and will be found soon after that video was shown in the news.
Blast fishing or dynamite fishing is the practice of using explosives to stun or kill schools of fish for easy collection. This often illegal practice can be extremely destructive to the surrounding ecosystem, as the explosion often destroys the underlying habitat (such as coral reefs) that supports marine life.”
” A Maine fisherman caught an uncommon crustacean last week, but he was forced to throw it back because its length was less than legal.
Lobsterman Ben Murdock caught a rare two-toned lobster near Monhegan Island, but he tossed it back because it was too short, his little brother told the Huffington Post. “No matter how rare, a good lobsterman throws back an illegal lobster,” Kyle Murdock said.
Last year, the Bangor Daily News reported that officials at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute said that “split-colored lobsters are estimated to occur only once out of every 50 million or more.” According to the institute, white-colored lobsters are the rarest of the rare and only make up one out of every 100 million of the crustaceans.”
” A 13-foot long female megamouth shark weighing nearly 1,500 pounds caught off the coast of Japan was dissected before thousands of onlookers at the Marine Science Museum in Shizuoka City Thursday. The creature was caught by fishermen from a depth of 2,600 feet.
The first specimen of a megamouth shark was caught off Oahu, Hawaii, in 1976, and megamouth sightings are extremely rare. According to the Japan Daily Press, this catch in Japan marks just the 58th occasion when a megamouth was actually seen by people.”
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” This awesome footage shows that the unexpected can happen even to the best. Stewart Campbell is one of the best professional fisherman in the world and came close to death. He is the international world record holder. Many times a year, a person is taken overboard and when clipped to the rod, go straight down behind the fish they caught, never to be seen again.”
” A new study shows how sailfish use their deadly sword-like bills to hunt and capture schooling prey fish. Any angler who pursues sailfish knows that they are one of the fastest and deadliest apex predators in the seas.
Sailfish, along with marlins and swordfish, are equipped with a long sword-like bill that they use to hunt prey. A study published earlier this week in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B provides a unique look at how sailfish use their deadly bills to hunt and capture schooling prey.”
WideOpenSpaces has the story
” First of all, I have to tip my hat to Don Wheeler of Laurel for his accomplishments that led to landing the monster amberjack that tipped the scales at an even 126 pounds. After the fish is officially certified next month by the Commission on Marine Resources, it will replace the old mark of 124.4 pounds.
Secondly, and more remarkable, the medical salesman landed the fish in 200 feet of water in 30 minutes. A few years ago, I caught a 70-pound amberjack that took 20 minutes to land and Wheeler’s fish was nearly doubled that in weight during the actually fight.
The trip to the state record began on March 22 when the Lovin’ Life captained by Chris Denton parted the Boardwalk Marina in Biloxi to do a little tuna fishing around the Ram Powell, a well-known rig located to the east off the mouth of the Mississippi River.
The fishing crew did catch a few blackfin tuna upon their arrival at the rig before deciding to grab a few hours of sleep in hopes of landing yellowfin tuna the next morning.
The morning bite produced a few more blackfin and two yellowfin tuna before Denton opted to move back north to the Horseshoes Rigs and the large salt dome that extends up from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico to try their luck at amberjack.”
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Amanda reeled in a permit off Bimini. Permit are widely considered the most elusive and wary trophy among flats anglers, permit range throughout tropical waters of the western Atlantic. Other species occur elsewhere, notably in tropical Australia.”
We can’t resist offering one more sample and positing the age old question; How do we get a job like this ?
” Jessica fishes out of Key West, Florida. Key West is known a wide variety of fish, inshore species include permit, bonefish and tarpon. Offshore species can include anything from dolphin to billfish.”
See two dozen more photos at Sportfishing Magazine
Dog Attack Shark
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” It’s the craziest thing, a dog on a boat jumps right into the water and bites this shark and drags it to land. Gotta see it to believe it.”
HT/ Wide Open Spaces
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” It’s a question that has been asked by many first-time anglers, and one that will be asked many more times in the future. Of course, different fishermen will have all sorts of different answers to this question, based on everything from personal preference to scientific study. Sunset is one of the most ideal times of day to fish. Here’s eight reasons why.”
” A Florida Atlantic University student in a kayak got an unexpected two-hour tow from a hammerhead shark, and the 6-minute video he silently took of part of that 12- mile adventure is now making the rounds of national news websites from The Huffington Post, Gawker and Reddit to MSN and ABC World News.
It started with Adam Fisk’s YouTube video, “Lone Man Gets Towed for Miles in Kayak By 11 Foot Hammerhead Shark.
According to theTampa Bay Times, Fisk is a senior at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and is aiming for a career with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Fisk told the paper he put in off the Boynton Inlet at 6 a.m. with the head-mounted camera and some fishing poles aboard. Several hours later, the shark took over the navigation taking him all the way to Lake Worth, Fla.”
Here is one of the highlights featuring the King of Shark Fishing himself , Frank Mundus
” Flashback to the 1980s with mustaches and mullet cuts along with a great white shark catch. A local news station from Montauk, New York reports on Frank Mundus, who arguably was the inspiration for Quint from the film Jaws, catching a 3,427-pound great white. The catch allegedly holds the record for largest shark, but also the largest fish of any kind ever caught on rod and reel.”
SportFishingMag.com has the rest
” For many anglers, having their names listed in the International Game Fish Association’s annual World Record Game Fishes is akin to finding the Holy Grail. Some records last for decades and may never be broken — such as Alfred Glassell’s all-tackle 1,560-pound black marlin from 1953 — while others may only exist for a few hours. Either way, records leave an indelible mark on the angling community and raise the bar for that species and line class. “
” Setting an IGFA world record is a goal that few will achieve in a lifetime of fishing, yet some familiar names keep showing up season after season. Two of those are Gary and Sherrell Carter, a husband-and-wife duo from Georgia looking for the ultimate light-tackle thrill ride. There are some great lessons that can be learned from their successes (and even their failures) along the way.
So what can the rest of us learn from the Carters’ decade-plus of record chasing? As it turns out, quite a lot. The first is attention to detail. “When you’re fishing for records, the details make all the difference when you’re testing the limits of your tackle,” Gary says. “Leader lengths have to be right; knots have to be absolutely perfect, the rod guides, hooks — everything. If you take that same approach to your regular fishing days, then you’ll be way ahead of the game.” “
Read more about the Carters at MarlinMag.com