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Monster mako shark caught off
Southern California may be a record

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Hazymac, 6/7/2013 2:00:17 PM

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- A huge mako shark caught off the coast of Southern California could set a record, but a critic said it should have been released because sharks are threatened worldwide. Jason Johnston of Texas caught the 1,323-pound shark off Huntington Beach on Monday after a 2 1/2-hour battle, the Orange County Register reported. "I´ve hunted lions and brown bears, but I´ve never experienced anything like this," Johnston told the newspaper. "It felt like I had a one-ton diesel truck at the end of the line, and it wasn´t budging." If the catch is confirmed and meets conditions

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This fish is probably a IGFA world record.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: vulcanrider, 6/7/2013 2:25:10 PM     (No. 9365363)

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 6/7/2013 2:25:40 PM     (No. 9365365)

Reported in the Los Angeles Times on Tueaday.

Not your average fisherman:

The fishermen who caught what is believed to be a record-breaking 1,323-pound mako shark off the coast of Huntington Beach weren´t just out fishing for pleasure.

At least two videographers involved in an Outdoor Channel reality television show -- "Jim Shockey´s The Professionals" -- were on the fishing boat and the massive catch is already being promoted online.


http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-shark-reality-television-20130604,0,2645728.story

This catch and their failure to turn it loose have sparked outrage.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bob913, 6/7/2013 2:36:00 PM     (No. 9365388)

There are a million like it in the ocean.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 6/7/2013 2:51:30 PM     (No. 9365418)

Maybe I´m going a little leftoid here, but killing the beast simply to try for or establish a record leaves me uneasy. If the shark had been menacing a beach that would be different, but why keep and kill it, essentially just for the hell of it? There is something wrong with that which I cannot quite put my finger on.

And now that they´ve caught the record shark, what on God´s green earth are they going to do with it?

Maybe the enviro-kook cited in the article is right in this instance, in the same sense that a broken clock is right twice a day.

I´m willing to listen to what experienced sport fishermen have to say, but right now I´m kinda bothered by this.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: usmc2489, 6/7/2013 2:58:27 PM     (No. 9365434)

"I think that we are gonna need a bigger boat" -- Jaws!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Hazymac, 6/7/2013 3:03:34 PM     (No. 9365441)

Re #3: Nobody knows how many of them are out there.

Re #4: Not long ago a huge hammerhead--over 1,500 pounds, I think--was caught near Boca Grande and kept. Local fishermen were up in arms that such a creature, which might have been 60 years old, had been killed.

Tarpon are known to live over 60 years, and one that was released two years ago was calculated to have been over 320 pounds (nine feet long, 54" girth), which would have been an IGFA world record. I saw a picture of half of that fish as it was raised partially above the water for the photograph. Amazing. I´d rather have a taxidermist´s carefully built "copy" on my wall rather than know that I had killed such a magnificent creature. Nowadays fishermen release a lot more than they catch. That´s good.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Felixcat, 6/7/2013 3:14:52 PM     (No. 9365465)

If you hunt or fish to eat - that´s fine. But this sport fishing is like some old rich guy who marries some pretty young thing - a trophy.

Sharks have been decimated by Asians because of the huge demand for shark fin soup. Killing for the sake of killing is wrong.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 6/7/2013 3:28:42 PM     (No. 9365499)

Thanks, #6. It´s funny how we think, isn´t it? IMO there is a certain theological element to it. All the lower orders of creation are equal in Gods sight - your garden variety bluegill has no more inherent importance than a monster fish in the sea -yet something within us assigns a certain beyond-the-moment majesty to the latter. Perhaps that is because the creature is in-our-faces testimony to what God can do?

OK - I´ll shut up now.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Italiano, 6/7/2013 3:32:57 PM     (No. 9365505)

I´ll stick to trout, thanks. Catch and release of course.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Hazymac, 6/7/2013 3:38:18 PM     (No. 9365513)

Re #8: God is good all the time. His Creation, which reflects His glory, is magnificent. We should do whatever we can to take care of it while using it wisely, as we were instructed in Genesis. Life is precious.

And #7 is right about keeping only what we need to eat. Anything more is wanton killing. That can never be right.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: franq, 6/7/2013 4:11:53 PM     (No. 9365569)

Bad human. Save the dolphin, eat the tuna.
Maybe in the grand scheme of things he saved some surfer from a vicious attack.

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