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Topic: ID this fish based on how it fights?  (Read 772 times)

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At the fishing derby in SC yesterday, I hooked into something heavy---definitely the biggest thing I've ever had on the end of my line. It broke off after about 20 minutes, before I could see it. I suspect it was a shark, since a couple of them (smooth-hound, I believe they said...) were caught nearby, and I also hooked something that sliced thru my 30# mono leader just a few minutes before.

Here's a brief video of the first minute or so after the fish hit:



The way it fought was very distinctive, and unlike anything else I've caught. It's probably not noticeable from the video, but usually when it made a run, there was a strange high frequency component, almost like catching a mackerel on light tackle, but with a heavy weight behind it. There were no acrobatics or long horizontal runs, so I don't think it was a thresher. It definitely did not fight like a halibut, ray, lingcod, etc.
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GWS, Seal, Big Jim,??? probably never know.
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Definitely a BFT!!  :smt002
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Doubtful it was a Humboldt.


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A baby wheel for sure.


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Couldn't have been Big Jim he was running in SF ,maybe Andy though :smt002
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The way it fought was very distinctive, and unlike anything else I've caught. It's probably not noticeable from the video, but usually when it made a run, there was a strange high frequency component, almost like catching a mackerel on light tackle, but with a heavy weight behind it.

That was the shark rolling on you.

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Or the line rubbing across a bayray's wings...
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Had to be a Merman... Only logical guess.


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Or the line rubbing across a bayray's wings...

Or the line rubbing against the merman's.......  :smt044
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