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Old 12-02-2017, 05:49 PM   #1
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Biggest keeper ever, and on my yak!


After catching a keeper ling and sand bass, I hooked this sevengill shark. He tangled my line and snagged my Sabiki rig with all of his thrashing about. Took about 30 minutes after bleeding to make sure I didnít get bit before I hauled him aboard. 5 feet 3 inches and 35 pounds!


He must be 21 because I found a can of Budweiser in his stomach!
Fishing outside of mission bay. Came in earlier than planned so I fought the tide coming thru the bay. Wonderful day on the water!


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Old 12-02-2017, 06:03 PM   #2
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Wow good job. What does a seven gill taste like?
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:16 PM   #3
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Wow good job. What does a seven gill taste like?


I havenít tried it yet but I read that itís considered one of the best eating sharks. Iíll find out soon. It might taste like beer.


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Old 12-02-2017, 06:30 PM   #4
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I havenít tried it yet but I read that itís considered one of the best eating sharks.


theres no way in hell thats true
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Old 12-02-2017, 08:45 PM   #5
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theres no way in hell thats true

I read it on the internet....it must be true;-)
But, is there a reason you think it might not be? I caught and ate a dogfish shark couple of months ago and it was good but the meat was kinda soft before cooking. This sevengill is nice firm meat.
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I read it on the internet....it must be true;-)

But, is there a reason you think it might not be? I caught and ate a dogfish shark couple of months ago and it was good but the meat was kinda soft before cooking. This sevengill is nice firm meat.


We have an abundance of them locally and have you ever seen them at the fish market? They piss through their skin so unless you're a seasoned shark eater, there are a lot of steps you'll have to go through to make it palatable.


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Try a beer.....

Bladder oops... I mean beer batter.....must be part tigershark.....
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Old 12-04-2017, 05:47 AM   #8
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We have an abundance of them locally and have you ever seen them at the fish market? They piss through their skin so unless you're a seasoned shark eater, there are a lot of steps you'll have to go through to make it palatable.


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On some of the NorCal boards they seem like popular table fare.
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We have an abundance of them locally and have you ever seen them at the fish market? They piss through their skin so unless you're a seasoned shark eater, there are a lot of steps you'll have to go through to make it palatable.


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Soak the meat in Butter milk or Half and Half for 24 hours before cooking. Also, the biggest key to shark, is to field dress it RIGHT AWAY. And since this one was done minutes after catching, it should be good to go.
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So i'm still waiting on the how it tasted write up.


shark fin soup, steaks, poki, smoked?

How did it taste?
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So i'm still waiting on the how it tasted write up.


shark fin soup, steaks, poki, smoked?

How did it taste?
Initially I froze it because I had ling cod and sandy to eat, and to give me time to think. Today I have it soaking in brine for smoking tomorrow. My wife is making miso soup with the bones (cartilage). Iíll post on the smoked results. Jaws are cleaned and dried, fins are drying for possible future soup.
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Old 12-08-2017, 04:36 PM   #12
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I'd probably just cut the fins off for soup and throw the rest away.



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I like the way you render your catch.

BTW, I have some things to give you next time we meet.
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Old 12-09-2017, 12:00 PM   #14
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So i'm still waiting on the how it tasted write up.


shark fin soup, steaks, poki, smoked?

How did it taste?



Finished smoking the sevengill. Tastes great! I was going to see how it turned out before deciding whether to keep sharks in the future. This will be great appetizers with crackers cream cheese and green onions for the holidays!


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What to do when Rockfishing is closed!

I guess Iíll be shark hunting during the January and February months.
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Those steaks look great too.

Hats off to you for making it work!
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Those steaks look great too.



Hats off to you for making it work!



And the wife made some miso soup from the meaty cartilage. Almost nothing going to waste.



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And the wife made some miso soup from the meaty cartilage. Almost nothing going to waste.



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Now that looks great!
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Nice that you took good care of your catch and used it all. That being said, I hope we don't see a trend in targeting sharks. They're under a lot of pressure generally and I like having them around.
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Nice that you took good care of your catch and used it all. That being said, I hope we don't see a trend in targeting sharks. They're under a lot of pressure generally and I like having them around.


I donít plan on targeting sharks. Theyíre pretty hard to skin, and take care of property, and they tangle lines like nothing else. I was targeting halibut when I got the sevengill. By the time I got him to the yak he was really tangled in my main line and Sabiki. That being said, I might occasionally keep one to smoke.


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