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Michael50

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I have heard it said that adversity and loss make a man wise. Well, after over two hours of hard jigging on Tuesday morning, a shark took my only yellowtail from me in a rush of pure power. I am hoping the wisdom shows up soon. By the way, the metal jig in the shark's mouth is almost a foot long.

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easilyswayed

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What class of shark is that?  It was decapitated, did you, or are you planning to eat the catch?
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Damano

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Looks like the Yellow Tail.
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easilyswayed

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Damano, I think you are correct on that being the head of a yellowtail.  Was wondering if he released the shark?
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Doesn't look like the shark was ever hooked?? Or he just bit off all he could chew of the yellowtail and left the head and slider for the angler to make caldo?? Don't know about decapitated but looks the better part of deassitated?? Ynot
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Without seeing the snout for a better ID, my best guess is the Tuna was snagged by a Mako Shark. 


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bobnliz

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Me Mum always did say that adversity builds character... hope your half was tasty. Looks like it was a fine fish. Lizzy
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Michael50

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The shark, which we think was a Mako shark, was about 5 feet below the surface and had my yellowtail in its mouth as it headed straight away from the boat. I set the drag to about 25 pounds or so and turned the shark back towards the boat. The shark surfaced, a picture was taken, and then the shark went under the water. After a few seconds I was left with only the head of the yellowtail. The shark surfaced twice right next to the boat and really tried to get the rest of the fish. After retrieving my lure we tossed the head over the side and moved the boat to a less crowded spot.
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The looks and behavior are typical of mako sharks. An expert mako fisherman in so. California, baits makos by tying a live mackerel on his line, and letting it swim around in  the chum line. When a mako hits it, he reels it to the boat and the shark follows it. He then checks out the size of the shark as it hangs around the boat, selects an appropriate rod and reel , baits up on a hook and presents the bait to the mako which promptly eats it. Fish on!!!  
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