Gut Rumbles

May 26, 2006

that's a big fish

I've caught a lot of hammerhead sharks while deep-sea fishing. Hell, I've seen people catch 'em by surf-fishing at the beach. But never anything like this monster. GOT-DAM!!!

Dennis, who was using 130-pound test line, and three friends fought the 14 1/2 foot shark for five hours and it dragged his boat about 12 miles offshore before they got it aboard.

The biggest hammerhead shark that I've ever seen up close and personal was about 1/4 that size. And I thought that THAT one was a big, ugly bastard. The story doesn't mention HOW they got that monster "aboard," but that would be a very dangerous undertaking if they didn't kill the sumbitch first.

(Thanks to this charming guy for the link.)


I first saw this on the Tampa news last night and there were some bleeding hearts bemoaning that the shark was killed. Hell this sumbitch was eating a tarpon a day and I like to watch a tarpon roll a hell of a lot better than see a damn shark cut my grouper in two when I am pulling it up off bottom. I used to carry a 30 30 on y boat just to shoot these sumbitches f I saw them and they got into range.

Posted by: GUYK on May 26, 2006 03:58 PM

And he used a 25 pound stingray for bait!

Posted by: Florida Bill on May 26, 2006 04:04 PM

.. that thing gives me the heebie jeebies......

Posted by: Eric on May 26, 2006 10:30 PM

Just one question. Are Hammerheads good to eat?

Posted by: Ivan Ivanovich on May 27, 2006 07:36 AM

Some people eat hammerheads...but then again some people eats cats.

Posted by: GUYK on May 27, 2006 08:05 AM
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