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Old 03-07-2008
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Shark fishing while Cruising or otherwise. (experiences)

Or, just Sailboat Fishing. My limited experience in Gulf. Trolling from sailboat and using Lake Michigan Downrigger and lurers.
In daytime I caught large one large Grouper and many Rock Bass, I think.

I used fish heads overnight and sleeping, while anchored in Gulf (yes really). Northern Gulf, Big Bend area,from Appalachacola to Steinhatchee.
Both lines were completely taken out. One broken and other intact. Caught nothing. I admit I did not know what I should do (training,experience).

BUT, two others told me (I hope true) that while anchored with other Sailboats, others Hooked Sharks and asked for help.. Help was turned down because my story-tellers did NOT want to(Correction!) -go over to Fishermen in Inflatable Dinghy to help. -xxx have an Angry Shark caught by people on an Inflatable dinghy (or otherwise)!
If Not Enough Shark stories, please tell of any fish stories from Sailboat. For me, it was a highlight of sailing in Saltwater (as opposed to Lake Michigan).

Last edited by sidney777; 03-10-2008 at 03:53 PM.
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