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    Default Shark week

    If you are into fishing for sharks there is a really high concentration of them in front of Esther island right now. Please go get them.

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    O I wish I had the gear to battle them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiak kid View Post
    If you are into fishing for sharks there is a really high concentration of them in front of Esther island right now. Please go get them.

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    Salmon shark I have to guess.


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    Yep, Salmon sharks

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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiak kid View Post
    If you are into fishing for sharks there is a really high concentration of them in front of Esther island right now. Please go get them.
    why,whats wrong with salmon sharks? Am i missing something? Id love to go catch and release one.

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    there are two kind's of shark little ones 1 FT. to about 3 FT. SAND SKARK's then the big ones 4 FT to 7 or 8 FT I think SALMON SKARKS
    there could be more different out there but that is all I know of in Alaska , the question is are they the big ones or the small ones ????? SID

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    Is that the area where all the bowpickers will be setting nets soon? I don't think i'ld want a bunch of relatively large sharks out and about where i'm setting nets for salmon either heh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sid View Post
    there are two kind's of shark little ones 1 FT. to about 3 FT. SAND SKARK's then the big ones 4 FT to 7 or 8 FT I think SALMON SKARKS
    there could be more different out there but that is all I know of in Alaska , the question is are they the big ones or the small ones ????? SID
    Little ones are Spiny Dogfish. We also have Pacific Sleeper Sharks whick get big, and like soft muddy bottom 50-150 fathoms or more.

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    sorry as I am from the Boston area an all small sharks are sand sharks to me an yes I was told a few years back they were Spiny Dog fish , tuff to teach an old dog a new trick, so they are still sand sharks to me [ all small ones in Alaska are sand sharks to me sorry ]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sid View Post
    sorry as I am from the Boston area an all small sharks are sand sharks to me an yes I was told a few years back they were Spiny Dog fish , tuff to teach an old dog a new trick, so they are still sand sharks to me [ all small ones in Alaska are sand sharks to me sorry ]
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    Didn't mean to be picky.:>) You're not alone. Half the people I know call 'em Sand Sharks.

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    These are bigger. The one I caught was 7-8 foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiak kid View Post
    These are bigger. The one I caught was 7-8 foot.
    Send us a pic!!!! Are they in Lake Bay feeding on the chums? or around esther rock? I have a couple last year whole pinks with their name on it...

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    They were caught from Ester rock to Esther bay ( I think that's what they call it on the chart, we have a different name for it). Actually even far east of there. And any where from right against the rocks to a couple miles off shore. . I didn't go into the hatchery so I'm not sure what's even in there. They were just about everywhere .The funny thing is there wasn't really much for salmon yet.

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    they always show up there with the chums and then later at main bay with the reds. buddy had 7 in one set back when i was fishing ! If your lucky enough to see them hit the net try towing as hard as you can and a lot of times they will come out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullelkklr View Post
    O I wish I had the gear to battle them!

    wire leader & hook attached to some of my braided sink rope and 4 or 5 buoys rigged with snaps to clip on the line quickly and you'll do them right in. just follow the balls.

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    Dogfish aka green eyes
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    We had a pretty darn big one circling around just off the side our boat two weeks ago as we were drifting and heading shrimp right after resetting gear--just north of ester passage in port wells. Was pretty cool as I hadn't seen one in person before. Big enough it dashed our joke of taking a swim earlier in the day when it was sweltering hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by potbuilder View Post
    wire leader & hook attached to some of my braided sink rope and 4 or 5 buoys rigged with snaps to clip on the line quickly and you'll do them right in. just follow the balls.
    I think im gonna try getting one this year ice never caught one, any more details in the leader and hook type and also the rooe and bouys? How do you even set that up on a pole? Pictures too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_mcginty View Post
    I think im gonna try getting one this year ice never caught one, any more details in the leader and hook type and also the rooe and bouys? How do you even set that up on a pole? Pictures too?

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    your pole needs a really big reel and giant sized guides for the balls to pass through.

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