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    Default Surprise catch

    Caught this guy



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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Gray View Post
    Caught this guy



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    Ok, I'll ask....what the hell is that?

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    Sleeper shark


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    Lol I was gonna ask the same question but I was afraid it was common knowledge

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    I caught one about 5 yrs ago in 150' of water off of Deep Creek. It behaved like a giant slug or blob. Was not too anxious to handle it.

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    I saw two at the surface in two areas this last weekend. Never seen one before and was surprised to see two. They were cruising the surface.
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    Not the same elegant creature you picture in your mind when you hear "shark", are they...

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    And for those shark eaters in the group, beware of these ones. I heard somewhere they are darn near inedible/poisonous if not cooked twice. Might be an old wives tale. Maybe someone can confirm or deny?

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    I've caught numerous sharks growing up up and down east coast . I will say this shark skin was the roughest one I've ever touched.
    Those teeth were something to look at !


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    Yeah I read that they produce a nitrogenous waste the stays in the skin to help with the pressure of 1000ft depths

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    Where did you catch it?

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    Whitter in 1200 feet of water. Was trying to catch sable fish .


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    Quote Originally Posted by rimfirematt View Post
    Where did you catch it?
    In the mouth......LOL!!!

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    Well, I know that folks in Iceland and some of the Scandanavian countries eat Greenland shark, which is a type of sleeper shark. They have an aging/fermentation process & it's supposed to be a delicacy. The 'river monsters' guy ate some on one of his episodes ... the look on his face was, well ... he looked like he was fighting back tears & he said it had a very strong, pungent odor and taste comparable to limburger cheese.

    Quote Originally Posted by akshootnscoot View Post
    And for those shark eaters in the group, beware of these ones. I heard somewhere they are darn near inedible/poisonous if not cooked twice. Might be an old wives tale. Maybe someone can confirm or deny?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeek the Greek View Post
    Well, I know that folks in Iceland and some of the Scandanavian countries eat Greenland shark, which is a type of sleeper shark. They have an aging/fermentation process & it's supposed to be a delicacy. The 'river monsters' guy ate some on one of his episodes ... the look on his face was, well ... he looked like he was fighting back tears & he said it had a very strong, pungent odor and taste comparable to limburger cheese.
    Limburger is flavorful probably more to the side of gamalost that

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    ****, that is an odd looking shark! I'll agree that it doesn't resemble any shark I've ever caught on the East Coast.

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    Commercial long line fishermen catch them all the time. They're typically referred to as mud sharks. My last halibut season we were in King's Bay Area. Pulled up five of them on one set. None longer than 5 feet. We just cut the ganion line and leave the hook in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Gray View Post
    Those teeth were something to look at !

    What teeth? Do you have another pic as I don't see any.....
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