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    Default Damb sharks!

    We thought we had some world record kings couple days ago, but they would snap off! Today we put the underwater camera down and saw what we were hookin!http://youtu.be/GjbKsQA-4Kk
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    Neat video. Looked like it was going to eat the camera.

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    Very cool! What kind of sharks are they?
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    Awesome!!!! Great clip!!!


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    Salmon sharks, we hooked 3 got 2 next to the boat with salmon trolling gear one was as long as my deck 12ft!!
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    SWEET!!!!
    Stick a wire leader on there and target them bad boys!!!

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    Are they common for you guys?

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    We suspected they were there, kings turn into halibut, then we couldnt pull any of them in so we figured they were sharks, yesterday we confirmed in by seeing them on camera and bring a couple to the boat just out of range. Normaly they show up in July-Sept
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    Wow. Impressive! Have you folks targeted salmon sharks before?

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    We targeted them in summer months with downriggers, I rig 12inch cable leader to a 8/0 gorilla hook baited with herring tie it to a 12ft long tuna cord and use my Avet 2 speed 3/0 reels.
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    Wow. Impressive! Have you folks targeted salmon sharks before? not many people can handle the battle, for me its an hour tug of war what a workout! Shoulder harness to reel and sissy belt with rod gimbal.

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    OOPS put my reply in your post

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    We targeted them in summer months with downriggers, I rig 12inch cable leader to a 8/0 gorilla hook baited with herring tie it to a 12ft long tuna cord and use my Avet 2 speed 3/0 reels.
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    How huge/massive/monster would a giant Salmon Shark be.

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    10-12ft is massive.
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    Pretty sure I had one eat a flasher on me just before the New Year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakcombo View Post
    We thought we had some world record kings couple days ago, but they would snap off! Today we put the underwater camera down and saw what we were hookin!http://youtu.be/GjbKsQA-4Kk
    That's awesome! Forget the kings! I've caught hundreds of them. I would start targeting those sharks man. That is way cool! Can you eat them? Are they any good? Or do you just catch and release? It would still be a blast even if they taste bad. How about bow fishing for them? Is that allowed? How much do you charge to take guys fishing for salmon sharks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhack Jack View Post
    That's awesome! Forget the kings! I've caught hundreds of them. I would start targeting those sharks man. That is way cool! Can you eat them? Are they any good? Or do you just catch and release? It would still be a blast even if they taste bad. How about bow fishing for them? Is that allowed? How much do you charge to take guys fishing for salmon sharks?
    Take my money and let's go fishing! Always wanted to catch a salmon shark. Have had a few on, but of course never had the right gear!



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    Jeff's got them things on lock down from what I can tell so far. He's the guy I pick my sharkin tips from.
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    We have 2 techniques, one is you fight hard for an hour sometimes they go for longer, the second option is pull it in just as it hits and crank it to leader grab leader shoot with glock 20 harpoon done. The second option you are strapped in shoulder harness on strapped to reel, gloves on, ear muffs on, standing holding rod in stern corner over downrigger when it tugs you tug set hook, start cranking and when I see green tuna line I hand muck it to side of boat for shot, then harpoon it. They taste great!
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    Someone needs to put a proposal in to allow bowfishing these guys, currently if you want to bow fish you have to be completely submerged underwater, so no you can not shoot them with a bow from the boat. The boat gets $1500 per day for boat (up 6 anglers)for Just trolling or $3000 per person for a week of fishin! the second price includes lodging meals, the first price does not include meals or lodging.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhack Jack View Post
    That's awesome! Forget the kings! I've caught hundreds of them. I would start targeting those sharks man. That is way cool! Can you eat them? Are they any good? Or do you just catch and release? It would still be a blast even if they taste bad. How about bow fishing for them? Is that allowed? How much do you charge to take guys fishing for salmon sharks?
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    I have heard that there are resource concerns about salmon sharks here in Alaska. When the fishery first really took off a handful of years ago, there was a lot of buzz about it, and now some of the earlier players are no longer putting as much effort into it. I know Bob Candopoulos of Saltwater Safari was in it for a bit, as was Andy Mezirow of Crackerjack Charters. I believe both have pulled back on it to an extent, out of not knowing the full effect that harvesting them is having on the species. I don't see salmon sharks on either of their websites anymore...

    Lots of unknowns there, and I am glad to see a conservative approach, at least until we know more. Conservation is MUCH easier than restoration!

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