Got Teeth?

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  1. himesrun

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    IMG_1488.JPG IMG_1496.JPG IMG_1501.JPG IMG_1580.JPG We're spending some time down at the OBX NC over New Years and got out to the point to do some fishing today. The wife and I got into these guys. We hooked up on a few more including one that was bigger than the 7 footer I landed in the pic but didn't get them in. Today was a blast!
     
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    Great pictures. What species exactly? Just curious, never done much sharkin'. Cough a couple leopard sharks before, but that's not what those are!!
     
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    Nice!

    I figured out that the top one is a sand tiger, but what is the bottom shark, a big sandbar shark?

    Did you release them or did you keep any to eat?
     
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    Nice looking sharks bud, Nothing beats sharkin from a boat or from shore it really is a blast. Cant wait for the summer to get back out there im gonna have to start taking more pictures. Just got a new Shark set up for the next season
    Yes top is a Sand tiger and bottom is a sandbar
     
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    You're right on with what they are SVT.

    No, we turned them both back. When we were down in November some locals caught a black tip beside us and gave us some stakes. We still have some in the freezer.
     
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    What kind of rig and bait were you using?

    We used to catch small smooth dogfish and sandbars on surf rigs using squid when I lived outside of Chincoteague back in the early 90s. I wouldn't mind trying for something bigger next time we get down to OBX.
     
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    IMG_0371.JPG We were using the "Hatteras Rig". It's just a bit different variation of the standard fish finder rig or 8nbait. I tie and snell every part of it myself and it doesn't use any crimps which is nice.
    Most of the time we were using finger mullet. The frozen kind from the tackle shop. Fresh bait is running a little thin down here right now unless you can catch it yourself. We did catch some of our own though. She caught hers on a mullet head and I caught mine on a blue head. If you hook them through the eyes they stay on the hook well.
     
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    Half'ed Rays works great for shark bait(if you have access to a yak to get the bait our there), as do Bluefish strips.
     
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    Are those good eating?
     
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    Yup, shark can be fine eating but if you don't process it correctly it will taste like ammonia. Sharks urinate through their skin which means it goes through the meat to get there. This is easily remedied by soaking the meat in lemon juice for a few minutes after cutting it into pieces. If you don't you just have a bunch of cat food.
     
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    Partially true.

    Sharks store nitrogenous waste (I believe that it's urea, not ammonia) in their tissues to offset osmotic pressure from living in a marine environment. But the long and short of it is, yes, if not handled properly, it's gross.

    Some guys I worked with in FL brought back some black tip sharks from a trip they took once. Fantastic on the grill!
     
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    Your right Sandcut, it's actually urea. I should have been more clear, but it does have the odor and taste of ammonia. Thanks for clarifying!;)
     
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    I'm a bio-dork. It's what I do. :D
     
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    Looks like a fun time!
     

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