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Subject: Craziness at Venice Pier yesterday!!!
Name: blah
Date: May-19-08 9:20am

Went fishing yetserday from dawn to about noon at Venice pier. Was anything but a productive morning, when at about 11 am someone had hooked a large Thresher shark. The fish took around the end of the pier back and forth several times, Then not even 5 minutes later two more reels were zipping. One was lost but one was hooked. The second one put on a show! The fish breached, and I swear I've never seen anything larger break the surface. Pretty soon a crowd was in complete awe, even saw a KTTV 11 helicopter hovering above the pier during the commotion.

The second thresher was about 8 feet long I'd say including the tail.

Was anyone else out there yesterday? I have never in my life seen such action on a pier, it was INSANE!

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Subject: Re: Craziness at Venice Pier yesterday!!!
Name: cappo5150
Date: May-19-08 10:45am

I was fishing just a little north of the pier from the surf. I wish I stopped by to see that.

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Subject: Were they landed???
Name: jgy
Date: May-19-08 11:29am

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Subject: Re: Were they landed???
Name: blah
Date: May-19-08 11:34am

yeah, thats why I was hoping someone here had a camera, and took some pics.

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Subject: Re: Were they landed???
Name: friscostriper
Date: May-19-08 3:59pm

nice!! thresher shark is a good tasting shark. i tried it a couple of weeks ago and its off the hook

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Subject: Re: Were they landed???
Name: sheldon
Date: May-19-08 7:18pm

8 foot thresher off the pier....what a story of a lifetime!!!

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Subject: Venice can be like that sometimes.
Name: gordo grande
Date: May-19-08 8:38pm

Last time I was there I saw a whale breach not more than 50 yards off the pier. I've seen big threshers hooked there before as well.

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