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5/23/06 10:06 PM
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Just got a call from a buddy. There might be a new world recrod Hammerhead Shark catch! Rumor is its about 1,300 lbs When I get some more info Ill post. BTW it was hooked close to land..
5/24/06 1:16 PM
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1300 lbs.? Can't wait for a pic.
5/26/06 10:25 AM
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Wally where was it caught??
5/27/06 12:07 AM
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there is a thread on the og about it.
5/28/06 9:51 PM
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Those guys should have released it...
5/31/06 7:40 AM
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vid of catch http://www.channelcincinnati.com/video/9273306/detail.html
6/1/06 7:08 AM
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CH, It was hooked in Boca Grande. Right now there are tarpon there by the thousands thus tons of sharks. Although that shark is big there are some there plenty bigger.
6/1/06 10:21 PM
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i had friends tell me they had a 16 footer in thier spread 2 weeks ago... they know thier stuff as well
6/2/06 5:05 PM
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Hmmm...........I have a picture of a 12 footer caught in biscayne bay.
6/3/06 1:38 PM
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post it up pb!
6/5/06 11:33 AM
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I'll have to scan it..........it's an old photo from 1976 when the guys at seaquarium caught it only 100 yards from the facility.
6/7/06 8:41 AM
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then they buried it. what a fucking waste. stephen
6/7/06 11:04 AM
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6/11/06 7:54 AM
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You guys are getting confused. In the span of a couple weeks there were two world records broken. One in 80lbs class and one in open class both sharks were taken from Boca Grande (there are tons of big sharks there). The one that I posted about was not burried in a grove. Mote Marine Research facility has it. The one that was burried in a grove was caught two weeks prior but the anglers called a couple research facilities and either no one was there to take to the call or they didnt want the fish.
6/29/06 5:25 PM
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I'll try to scan that pic from 1973....just got distracted.
10/6/06 6:04 AM
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10/26/06 11:29 PM
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TTT for pics!
10/26/06 11:43 PM
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Ah hah found it! http://www.saltwatersportsman.com/saltwater/hammerhead It was noon on the southern Gulf Coast of Florida when Captain Bucky Dennis of Port Charlotte watched a massive hammerhead shark chomp down on a stingray he was live-lining in Boca Grande Pass. By the time he and his crew had secured the fish, nearly six hours had passed and he found himself 12-miles offshore in his 23-foot flats boat with winds gusting and seas building. But it wasn't until the fish hit a certified scale later that night that Dennis found out he may have a shot at the next IGFA all-tackle world record for great hammerhead. Measuring 14 1/2 feet, the mammoth shark tipped the scales at 1,280 pounds-potentially crushing the former record of 991-pounds that has stood since 1982. Although the catch has not yet been officially certified, Dennis admitted he was hunting a new world record, making sure all his tackle and tactics were in compliance with IGFA rules. Dennis had seen the hammerhead cruising in the pass in the days before the hook-up. Attracted by the vast amount of tarpon that flock to the area, these sharks cash in on fish that tire during fights with anglers that typically use 40- to 50-pound line. But Dennis came equipped with stand-up gear spooled with 130-pound PowerPro and a 600-pound cable leader. After pulling his live stingray away from several smaller sharks, the giant hammerhead eventually took a bite and the ride began. "Every time we would get near the leader, the shark would dive again," said Dennis. "When we finally got the first flying gaff behind its dorsal fin, it towed us around for quite a while." When the hammerhead was beaten, the crews of other boats in the area tried to assist Dennis and his crew to get the fish across the deck of the flats boat for a faster ride home, but the more shark that came aboard, the deeper the low-sided boat dipped underwater. It was quickly decided that it would be safer to tow the catch, which took nearly three hours. When the crew reached the boat ramp in Placida, they pulled the hammerhead out on a boat trailer and took it to a nearby weigh station on the Boca Grande Causeway. So what did pending record-holder Dennis do with the fish? He donated it to the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota where it will be studied by their research team. Look for more about this catch in the August issue of SWS. —Joe Cermele A few pics from the article:
10/26/06 11:48 PM
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10/30/06 2:00 PM
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I saw the Video on the Pro Tarpon tour... just crazy!
10/3/07 11:45 PM
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damn wonder how long it took to real that in

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