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Another huge 7-gill shark reported from OB Pier—

Posted by Ken Jones (Skipper - Posts: 11990)
on May-27-08 7:51pm

From the latest issue of Fish Rap (as reported by yours truly:

Several BIG fish have recently been taken at the Ocean Beach Pier with the largest being a lost-at-the-gaff 7-gill shark estimated to be between 10-10 ˝ feet long. Only problem is that 7-gills are only supposed to reach about 9 feet in length. Wonder if it could have been a 6-gill (they’ve been reported to 15 feet in length). Two giant sea bass were also taken and released. The fish were both estimated at 80-pounds with one hitting a chunk of mackerel and one a live queenfish. A 160-pound bat ray was taken on 5/24. All of the large fish seem to have been taken around the evening setting of the sun, a time that coincides with the appearance of the mackerel each night. Add in a good showing of barracuda, some calico bass, and some nice opaleye near the front of the pier and it sounds like a good time to visit OB.

This 7-gill follows the capture of a 7'9" 7-gill in May of 2006. What gives with the capture of these normally deep-water sharks (in SC) at OB? Never heard of one being captured at Newport, Balboa or Redondo, the deep-water piers where I would expect these big boys to show up.

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Another huge 7-gill shark reported from OB Pier—   Ken Jones - May-27-08 7:51pm
7-gills at San Clemente Pier   Ken Jones - May-27-08 8:11pm
Re: Another huge 7-gill shark reported from OB Pie   Red Fish - May-27-08 8:27pm
Re: Another huge 7-gill shark reported from OB Pie   Red Fish - May-27-08 8:56pm
Re: Another huge 7-gill shark reported from OB Pie   FakeFisherman - May-27-08 9:25pm


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