Sharks gone wild

Sand Shark
These folks hooked up this 10 pound sand shark just on the edge of the Capitola kelp this morning using squid a halibut rig.

In other news, Kurtis and Josh did battle with a mako out in deep water today while commercial fishing. They saw the rod bounce, then go slack, then started reeling it in.. The fish turned and took two giant cartwheeling jumps then turned and charged the boat on the surface with mouth open. There was much excitement. :) It finally went under the boat, took another run, jumped again, and finally snapped the line after another five minutes of fighting. Kurtis says it was about the size of the one on this page. Lots more exciting than watching golf I think.

June 16, 2008   Posted in: Fishing Reports

3 Responses

  1. Nathan - June 16, 2008

    Yep. The shark on that page is a monster 9′ mako shark. Estimated at 500+ lbs.

    Still a 10 lb sand shark gets the blood pumping ;)

  2. Capitola Boat and Bait - June 17, 2008

    Well – Nathan – if you’re literally that guy. – damn dude – kudos++. Kurtis said he knows a guy who got 3/4 of his arm bitten off by one of those.

  3. Kurtis - June 19, 2008

    It was a HUGE Mako I hooked…. I am unsure of overall length but of the four time its cleared the water cartwheeling, Josh and I estimated it between 10′-12′. It was deffinatly the most powerfull fish I have ever hooked.

    Can’t wait for another shot at a fish like that!