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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wild Florida; part 1, sharks

So shark fishing has become my new favorite thing. What a rush!!! It is truly amazing how hard it is to pull one of these guys in. Talk about forearm pump. It really feels like you are on a football field and you hooked a 350 Ib line man and he is running away. It ends up taking about 30 minutes to reel one in. Then once the shark is about knee deep in the water you have to go into the brake and grab them by the tail and pull them in while they are thrashing and trying to bite you. you take some pics cut the hook with bolt cutters and then drag the beast into the water and hope it doesn't circle back. late at night seems to be the time to get the big ones. So I put the kids to bed and hit the beach. The pics you see are taken between 10:30 PM and 1:00 AM. The top shark is a 5 1/2 - 6 ft bull shark and the bottom pic is of a 7ish ft lemon shark.


Steve and Donna said...

crazy :~>

Andrea Johnson said...

Wow, John. I'm glad you found something fun to do. I hope you don't get really hurt doing it!

Allison Barker said...

Wow John! That's crazy!! :)