Tiburon 6/30

#1
I got to Elephant Rock pier at 2pm, tide was low and starting to come back in (next high was 8:30 that evening) It was very crowded and I considered leaving but I saw some rainbow perch in peoples' buckets and decided to stick around and try for one since I've only caught that kind once and don't have a photo of it. No luck on the perch unfortunately. While I was there I saw a ~4ft leopard shark landed as well as some of the usual small perch and rockfish in that area.

I left around 4:30 and went to Blackie's Pasture park to spend the rest of the day. Fished squid on a barbless circle with 2oz sliding weight. No bites for a couple hours, then a hit and fish on. It felt like a bat ray but without the initial burst of power I suspected it could be something else. Then as the fish neared shore I saw the brown tail with its triple lobed fin thrash above the surface. A shovelnose guitarfish, the first of its kind I had ever seen face to face. Released and called it a day (it was about 7pm by then)
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Ken Jones

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#2
There's been an increase in the catch of shovelnose in that area in the past ten years or so. Never saw them in the bay years ago.