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2022 annual shark migration is heating up! This first pic shows just how close they cruise the surf, right at the dip! Yep, that same dip where the pets play, where the babies play, where those hands & feet are rinsed off after playing….gotta be mindful of those shadows! 

 

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Dropped a bait and caught a big nurse shark. These things are a big PITA. Most think of them as docile. I say never underestimate them suckers!

 

 

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Looks like I was giving someone or something the finger in the next pic lol Hammer time! 

 

 

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TIGHT LINES! 

 

 

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5 hours ago, zcoker said:

 

2022 annual shark migration is heating up! This first pic shows just how close they cruise the surf, right at the dip! Yep, that same dip where the pets play, where the babies play, where those hands & feet are rinsed off after playing….gotta be mindful of those shadows! 

 

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Dropped a bait and caught a big nurse shark. These things are a big PITA. Most think of them as docile. I say never underestimate them suckers!

 

 

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Looks like I was giving someone or something the finger in the next pic lol Hammer time! 

 

 

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Awesome shots Z! 
 

That photo of tarpon busting on bait - is that mullet? And is that recent, or from the mullet run a few months ago?

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5 mins ago, Bass2Snook said:

Awesome shots Z! 
 

That photo of tarpon busting on bait - is that mullet? And is that recent, or from the mullet run a few months ago?

 

Most recent mullet run. Always exciting to see that! 

 

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32 mins ago, levari said:

@zcoker

 

How do you get the lure out of the mouth when you are on your own?

 

What do you use?

 

 

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I like the ARC Dehooker because it’s swift & effective. Debarbed hooks also help out immensely and I highly recommend it! When solo (which is most of the time, day & night) I have a game plan with all tools ready and easily accessible. Also plan for the unexpected with that game plan, like throat-lodged hooks, which can be easily removed from the outside through the rear gill plates. No fish needs to swim off loaded in jewelry. It’s all a packaged process, shark fishing, from A to Z, one part of the whole gets it all done! 

 

 

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10 mins ago, zcoker said:

 

I like the ARC Dehooker because it’s swift & effective. Debarbed hooks also help out immensely and I highly recommend it! When solo (which is most of the time, day & night) I have a game plan with all tools ready and easily accessible. Also plan for the unexpected with that game plan, like throat-lodged hooks, which can be easily removed from the outside through the rear gill plates. No fish needs to swim off loaded in jewelry. It’s all a packaged process, shark fishing, from A to Z, one part of the whole gets it all done! 

 

 

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Thanks, my concern if I hook a shark when I don’t plan to catch a shark..I guess pliers won’t do it..

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15 mins ago, levari said:

Thanks, my concern if I hook a shark when I don’t plan to catch a shark..I guess pliers won’t do it..

Well, that’s always possible with any fish…by catch. A shark will most likely break off anyway…nothing one can really do unless it’s a very small shark. In any case, anytime any sort of bait is tossed into the ocean, there’s a very high probability of a shark eating it. And if that shark is brought in without the necessary tools or if there’s a risk of immediate danger to anyone, just cut it off as close to the leader as possible. 

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3 hours ago, zcoker said:

Well, that’s always possible with any fish…by catch. A shark will most likely break off anyway…nothing one can really do unless it’s a very small shark. In any case, anytime any sort of bait is tossed into the ocean, there’s a very high probability of a shark eating it. And if that shark is brought in without the necessary tools or if there’s a risk of immediate danger to anyone, just cut it off as close to the leader as possible. 

I was watching videos in YouTube. All of these videos are demonstrating the removal of a single bait hook. Are you also using the dehooker tool to remove lures? 

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9 hours ago, levari said:

Are you also using the dehooker tool to remove lures? 

 

Yes, the dehookers come in various sizes. Also bare in mind that, in my case, the lures I use have big inline single hooks, no trebles. The smaller dehookers slip them right out, much easier than the circle hooks. Trebles, on the other hand, would be a sticky mess to remove and I would advise never to use them….if fishing for sharks. 

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26 mins ago, zcoker said:

 

Yes, the dehookers come in various sizes. Also bare in mind that, in my case, the lures I use have big inline single hooks, no trebles. The smaller dehookers slip them right out, much easier than the circle hooks. Trebles, on the other hand, would be a sticky mess to remove and I would advise never to use them….if fishing for sharks. 

Thanks Zcoker, I already changed the tail hooks on all my lures to inline single hooks but I can’t see how the ARC dehooker functions on the tail hooks. In all the video in YouTube the anglers slide the tool along the leader and over the shank of the hook and then push out the hook.

In lures the tail hooks are attached to the lure so I can’t figure out how you get the shank inside loop of the ARC tool before you push out the hook?

 

 

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6 hours ago, levari said:

Thanks Zcoker, I already changed the tail hooks on all my lures to inline single hooks but I can’t see how the ARC dehooker functions on the tail hooks. In all the video in YouTube the anglers slide the tool along the leader and over the shank of the hook and then push out the hook.

In lures the tail hooks are attached to the lure so I can’t figure out how you get the shank inside loop of the ARC tool before you push out the hook?

 

 

 

Yes, I get the confusion. There's no rule of thumb for hook removal for sharks. The basic idea is to use a tool with a controllable extension to keep hands clear of the mouth while removing the hook. In my case, I use the smaller ARC dehookers for lures. The smaller loops on those dehookers goes over the shank of the hook. Once that loop is over the hook, one has control of it to apply the necessary force to remove it. And with no barb, that hook usually slips right out. The loop gap on the dehooker may need adjusting in order to fit over the hook's shank, for thicker shanks, etc. 

 

Now, on the bigger dehooker with the bigger circle hooks, it's all about angles. The line is usually pulled in the opposite direction of the hook, which is usually parallel to the fish towards its rear. The tool then slides down the taunt line, as you pointed out, over the hook and then twisted outward. If those angles are not understood or aligned properly, then that hook will not budge. Best advice I can give anyone who needs physical/visual practice is to use a cheap hunk of sirloin out in the back yard and go at it lol Works great! 

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10 mins ago, zcoker said:

 

Yes, it get the confusion. There's no rule of thumb for hook removal for sharks. The basic idea is to use a tool with a controllable extension to keep hands clear of the mouth while removing the hook. In my case, I use the smaller ARC dehookers for lures. The smaller loops on those dehookers goes over the shank of the hook. Once that loop is over the hook, one has control of it to apply the necessary force to remove it. And with no barb, that hook usually slips right out. The loop gap on the dehooker may need adjusting in order to fit over the hook's shank, for thicker shanks, etc. 

 

Now, on the bigger dehooker with the bigger circle hooks, it's all about angles. The line is usually pulled in the opposite direction of the hook, which is usually parallel to the fish towards its rear. The tool then slides down the taunt line, as you pointed out, over the hook and then twisted outward. If those angles are not understood or aligned properly, then that hook will not budge. Best advice I can give anyone who needs physical/visual practice is to use a cheap hunk of sirloin out in the back yard and go at it lol Works great! 

What do you recommend the length of the dehooker for lures and for circle hooks?

My concern is lures but others probably are using bait fishing.

 

 

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10 mins ago, levari said:

What do you recommend the length of the dehooker for lures and for circle hooks?

My concern is lures but others probably are using bait fishing.

 

 

 

I like the 24 inch ARC dehooker for lures because it's thicker, longer, and stronger than the weeny 16 incher. Plus it's compact enough to fit the shanks on the smaller inline hooks. Mind you, these hooks need to be big enough with long enough shanks.....All things must work in harmony. For bigger circle hooks and giant sharks, I use the 34. They make 3 sizes: 16, 24, and 34 inches. These are just what I use. There's other options out there that are effective. One has to use what one is most comfortable with. 

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