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05-12-2006, 11:05 AM
Do you know of any places that offer shark fishing?

My husband and I are planning a trip to the LA/Hollywood area the beginning of September and are interested in a half day shark fishing “adventure” . I have heard that California has many places that offer it, but I can’t seem to find one place. Any help?

05-12-2006, 10:28 PM
how you doing?
most of us hang out in northern ca
from just below sanfrancisco bay to the oregon border
there are plent of boats that fish the sanfrancisco bay for sharks
although it may be difficult for most of us to help you in southern ca
hopefully someone can offer you a link to a fishing club down that way


05-14-2006, 09:47 AM
Check the forums at allcoast or bloodydecks

05-14-2006, 10:02 AM
Here's a link to pier fishing for threshers in Southern Ca.


Info on charters for shark fishing..


Another charter link..


Shark charter..

http://www.fishcatalina.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=AE&Product_Cod e=SSNC&Category_Code=AC

cheers, Good luck and have a great time out there... :)

05-17-2006, 09:54 PM
I would go for Makos. I think there is a charter in Marina Del Ray.

05-18-2006, 09:27 AM
>:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Thats my reaction to this report in today,s cronicle..

Then there was the NCP, and what we'll call "The Skipper's Gaff," which is totally corn pone, but what the heck? So they had the salmon going fairly well on the Pete (ended with 16 fish), when one of the customers went and hooked a thresher shark. A large thresher shark. Angler and shark fought back and forth for a half hour, while skipper Dennis Baxter had everyone else reel up. The shark eventually neared the boat, and the deckhand reached for a gaff. Only, no gaff. No, the gaffs were where they should be, leaning against the side of the skipper's house, where he "stored" them over the winter. So the deckhand grabbed the next-best thing, also known as a boat hook, and the skipper grabbed a salmon net, and that's how they tried to land it. When that failed miserably, hand told captain, "Reach down and grab it by the gills." And that's how it ends, with skipper reaching down, skipper bumping hook and shark slowly swimming away. "One hundred and 30 pounds, easy," Baxter said. And aren't they all ...

05-18-2006, 10:12 AM
Whats with the smileytude >:( ???? There's a post on CS where Baxter takes full responsibility for the fiasco but how can you blame him for not having enough gaffs on board for SALMON fishing......people use nets. While its not unheard of to hook a thresher its not exactly an everyday occurrence either. ITS FISHING! I'm sure he'll be better prepared should it happen again.
I don't know him personally but this captain freely shares daily scores, gps #'s and sometimes tommorrows game plan, stand up guy.

05-18-2006, 10:59 AM
He didn't have "not enough gaffs aboard". He had no gaff at all. Totally unprepaired. I didn't see his post taking responsibility but like who else is to blame?
My smileytude is because that was a catch of a lifetime for someone and not even a pic for them, because the skipper was unprepaired.
These charter trips are not cheap these days and if I was on the trip I expect 2 things from the skipper.
1. Be sober
2. Be prepaired for ANY catch.

Not much to ask at all imo. Whomever hooked that shark should be given a refund,
that would make me do this. :) :)

Thanks for your opinion, we all have one and mine remains unchanged.

05-18-2006, 11:45 AM
Was that charter out of Half Moon Bay?

05-18-2006, 11:50 AM
It was keciga1.
Administrators here dont like us naming the charter buisness (for good reason), but here's the link and I'm sure you'll figure it out.


05-18-2006, 12:06 PM
Obviously neither you or I were there but his account has them sticking it with a gaff in the head and trying to bring the tail end with the net. Its all hearsay at this point but how on earth is someone gonna get a boat hook in a thresher and lift it high enough out of the water for someone to make a legitimate grab at its gills. That to me suggests gaff. Whatever the case, it was mishandled, $%^& happens. I'm sure he'll be better prepared in the future and like I said, he didn't downplay anything or say it wasn't his fault.

In hindsight your list is great but did you honestly expect that yesterday before reading about this? Before "skipper prepared to handle incidental catch" I'd put "skipper runs safe operation/can put us on the fish/ is prepared to handle expected catch" No one is perfect and in a case like this luck plays a role in landing that kinda catch. Thats the last I'll post on this.

05-19-2006, 08:08 PM
Reading that I was thinking it was gonna end with a hand bit off or worse.Losing a fish sucks losing a fish like that really sucks but the end result he got the fish to the boat and more important no one was hurt or worse ;D If the skipper would have got pulled overboard or bit we would all be saying how he should have just cut the line ;)