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Date posted August 21, 2010 10:43 AM
Posted by surfeditor
Report location New York > Shinnecock > Shinnecock Kayak Shark!
Fishing method Surf
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Friday morning I was fishing a live bergal from my kayak in 70 feet of water off Shinnecock East. The bait got bumped, but when I tried to make contact with it, I couldn't. I reeled hard and when the line came tight, the tip of the rod got pulled under the yak and the drag went screaming. The kayak spun around, and then the fish changed directions and crossed in front me near the surface maybe 50 feet away while I cranked. With the sun on my back, I had a perfect view and was thrilled to see that what I had figured was a big bluefish was actually a shark. Then it turned away from me and I got to go on a little bit of a ride. It tired from pulling me and was pretty whipped when I pulled it alongside the yak. It was about 4 feet long and had enough teeth that I was pretty careful to keep my hand away from it when I cut the leader. I'm guessing it was a brown shark. Fun!



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fishkiller01


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 08/21/2010 10:51 AM  

brown shark awsome upup great report!!!!!!


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rpsurf5


Joined: 07/12/2001
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Location: Port Washington
 08/21/2010 11:10 AM  

Thats crazy John! 12lb blues next to my yak reek havoc, couldnt imagine a 4ft shark!!


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LIbodyboarder


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Location: central LI
 08/21/2010 11:51 AM  

awesome!

70ft is allot of water.how far out were yah? i did about a mile out ,west of the inlet and i could only get about 30+.
 
surfeditor
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 08/21/2010 12:01 PM  

I'm not sure on the distance from shore. I was well past the Sea Buoy. It was a perfect day for it.

LIbodyboarder wrote:

awesome!

70ft is allot of water.how far out were yah? i did about a mile out ,west of the inlet and i could only get about 30+.





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fishkidsb


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 08/21/2010 12:09 PM  

Whoow! Getting a Ride from a Shark!

That must have been a thrill! You must have had a tough leader to survive the shark teeth!


 
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 08/21/2010 12:21 PM  

I was lucky and had it hooked in the corner of the mouth. When I first saw what it was I didn't expect to land it. I figured it would just bite through the leader.

fishkidsb wrote:

That must have been a thrill! You must have had a tough leader to survive the shark teeth!




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tourneyboat

Joined: 07/29/2004
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Location: Shinnecock
 08/21/2010 01:02 PM  

70' is about 2 miles straight south of the INlet
 
mahimahi


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 08/21/2010 04:30 PM  

Shark ID

From your description as well as what's been caught around here, I'll guess that you hooked a sand tiger. I had one swim under my surfboard off Ponquoque Beach two years ago. Look nasty. Totally harmless.


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 08/21/2010 05:01 PM  

The teeth didn't look like the sand tiger pictures I saw online. Fun either way.

mahimahi wrote:

From your description as well as what's been caught around here, I'll guess that you hooked a sand tiger. I had one swim under my surfboard off Ponquoque Beach two years ago. Look nasty. Totally harmless.




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DarkSkies

Joined: 03/29/2009
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 08/21/2010 05:09 PM  

Awesome catch!

For the guy who said they were harmless, that may be, but if you bring one up in a yak and get close and personal with that smiling toothy grin, you might harm your shorts when the chocolate sauce leaks out down your legs.

Just sayin! Toungue
 
mahimahi


Joined: 11/02/2003
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Location: E. Patchogue, NY
 08/21/2010 05:13 PM  

Nothing like a good old fashioned Nantucket Sleigh Ride! Or in your case, a Shinnecock East Sleigh Ride!!!


"$10,000 for me by myself. For that you get the head, the tail, the whole damned thing." ~Captain Quint
 
fretlessfishrmn


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 08/21/2010 08:43 PM  

WOW!

QUITE A REPORT!


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hammerheadache


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Location: Moriches
 08/22/2010 05:53 AM  

We had a aprox 159lb Mako swimming around our boat the other day that was riddled with bullet holes while Fluke fishing in about 80ft of water. Pretty cool, the Dog spotted it and got quite excited.


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dghosio


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Location: Islip
 08/22/2010 08:43 AM  

upupup
That's nuts!


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KayakFisherman

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 08/22/2010 09:19 PM  

Way to go!

Was out of town and just saw this report. It must have been a blast. Lots of sightings lately. Handle with care.
 
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