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21 hours ago, zcoker said:

Sorry, I just saw this...I must've been busy fishin or somethin LoL Funny how these young kids today don't take to this sport like some of us fishin fanitics do....just plain lazy and uninterested....must be the day and age, who the hell knows LoL Man, do they ever lift their noses from those phones!! 

 

No need to give them up, either. Just shoot me a PM when in the area, will see how things play out.

THANKS. I LIVE IN PORT ORANGE.

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On ‎2‎/‎23‎/‎2020 at 9:24 PM, jeffory said:

Yes, for sure!!  It was definitely a great and epic experience.....at least in my eyes...lol.  Never forget the hammer chasing our sharks!  Sorry I screwed the pooch on videoing the 2nd chase....I'll never get over that.  In the excitement I broke my cardinal rule to always make sure it's counting to make sure it's recording......ugh!

See you in a week!!!

Don't knock yourself out, man, sheet happens LoL.

 

Only in words can the scene be described now:

 

I was reeling in a decent blacktip shark at the break, most of the fight over with the full leader exposed, only a few inches to go.....All of a sudden, we both look out a few yards behind the captured shark and see this massive fin slicing through the water, like a periscope, aiming directly toward us. The fin got bigger and bigger, closer and closer.....what the hell!! We then see this massive and very distinct shadow of a giant hammerhead coming right up to the shoreline to grab the captured shark, which was slapping its tail vigorously to get away. The whole area became a big wide eerie shadow, as big as a small boat. When the hammer went to snatch the blacktip --just inches from the sand-- the blacktip went mega crazy, slapping the sand and water widely to get away; finally gaining traction, it took off madly for open water. In hot pursuit, the hammer did a massive tail-spin, slicing up the water violently in turn, like a big knife, cutting up to ribbons water everywhere. Suddenly, the water exploded a just a few yards out and we both see the blacktip go air bourn like a freshly launched missile, followed by the hammer's massive head and wide open mouth in hot, hungry pursuit.....

 

 

Since this whole scene played out directly in front of us, vertical to the line, the mainline got cut off quickly from the hammer's massive body. And, yes, the blacktip got away safely. The water was very clear that day, so we had full view of this incredible site. 

 

Hats off to ya Jeff for trying, was epic and we both got to see this marvel of nature play out before our very eyes......which is, at the very least, recorded forever in our memories.

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38 mins ago, zcoker said:

Don't knock yourself out, man, sheet happens LoL.

 

Only in words can the scene be described now:

 

I was reeling in a decent blacktip shark at the break, most of the fight over with the full leader exposed, only a few inches to go.....All of a sudden, we both look out a few yards behind the captured shark and see this massive fin slicing through the water, like a periscope, aiming directly toward us. The fin got bigger and bigger, closer and closer.....what the hell!! We then see this massive and very distinct shadow of a giant hammerhead coming right up to the shoreline to grab the captured shark, which was slapping its tail vigorously to get away. The whole area became a big wide eerie shadow, as big as a small boat. When the hammer went to snatch the blacktip --just inches from the sand-- the blacktip went mega crazy, slapping the sand and water widely to get away; finally gaining traction, it took off madly for open water. In hot pursuit, the hammer did a massive tail-spin, slicing up the water violently in turn, like a big knife, cutting up to ribbons water everywhere. Suddenly, the water exploded a just a few yards out and we both see the blacktip go air bourn like a freshly launched missile, followed by the hammer's massive head and wide open mouth in hot, hungry pursuit.....

 

 

Since this whole scene played out directly in front of us, vertical to the line, the mainline got cut off quickly from the hammer's massive body. And, yes, the blacktip got away safely. The water was very clear that day, so we had full view of this incredible site. 

 

Hats off to ya Jeff for trying, was epic and we both got to see this marvel of nature play out before our very eyes......which is, at the very least, recorded forever in our memories.

Well said!!

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Been keepin NOAA busy....lotta my finned friends out there getting tagged. Fun times with fellow SOL'er Jeffory!

 

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2 hours ago, zcoker said:

Been keepin NOAA busy....lotta my finned friends out there getting tagged. Fun times with fellow SOL'er Jeffory!

 

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Awesome 

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Posted (edited) · Report post

A few to cap off the trips with @zcokerfor awhile with this corona virus pandemic.

Jack was caught on shark rig....lol, it pulled drag like it was a shark.

 

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1 min ago, aneary said:

Nice jack.

Haha thx!!! PB for me, but would have liked to have caught it on lighter gear...lol.  It was definitely a surprise as I was fishing with a chunk of bluefish and I had a hit previous to this one that @zcoker was certain was a jack, which as it turns out, he was most likely right.

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I love catching jacks. This past November when the finger mullet were in the intercostal the jacks were on them hard. I caught some nice ones on the fly rod with top water and it was memorable. Here’s a jack I caught last year on the beach

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50 mins ago, aneary said:

I love catching jacks. This past November when the finger mullet were in the intercostal the jacks were on them hard. I caught some nice ones on the fly rod with top water and it was memorable. Here’s a jack I caught last year on the beach

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Nice jack!!  I love catching them too....right up there with the blacktips.  All good times when you're feeling that tug and the sound of the drag ripping!

Oh I bet that was fun on the flyrod....what weight rod you use for them?

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12 mins ago, jeffory said:

Nice jack!!  I love catching them too....right up there with the blacktips.  All good times when you're feeling that tug and the sound of the drag ripping!

Oh I bet that was fun on the flyrod....what weight rod you use for them?

Personally, JCs might be my favorite fish in FL, certainly from the beach. Albies nearshore, but the jacks are so much fun. 

 

Jeffory, are you local or were you just visiting? 

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22 mins ago, tomkaz said:

Personally, JCs might be my favorite fish in FL, certainly from the beach. Albies nearshore, but the jacks are so much fun. 

 

Jeffory, are you local or were you just visiting? 

Just visiting.  But I have been coming down once a month since October.  I had to cancel the April trip due to the corona scare and the May trip I had to cancel because of business.  So....I won't be back until October....unfortunately.

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3 hours ago, jeffory said:

Nice jack!!  I love catching them too....right up there with the blacktips.  All good times when you're feeling that tug and the sound of the drag ripping!

Oh I bet that was fun on the flyrod....what weight rod you use for them?

In the river I use an eight, on the beach I will step up to a 10 if there’s a wind.

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