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Old 06-10-2018, 08:20 PM   #1
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Crazy Day on the Bay

Launched from Shelter Island around 6:15am. I fished the Coronado side from the crane on Shelter Island to the Military dock across from the bait barge. I used a 1oz sardine Hookup bait and lost count of the total but it was a good day. Lost one very large halibut early in the day by miss gaffing it. That sucked; however, the coolest thing I have ever seen happened a little later.
As I was jigging the lure, I felt what I thought was a huge strike. So, I set the hook and immediately felt "head shakes". It was not coming up off the bottom. Finally, it gave way and a couple seconds later I saw the leader. Hoping for another chance for redemption after the botched gaffing, I was set and ready. To my surprise there was not a huge halibut, but instead it was a shrimp. Yes, an actually shrimp. Known as a Mantis Shrimp, this thing has a powerful punch. When I was unhooking it, the other puncher reached out and tagged me on the finger nail. It still feels like I hit it with a hammer. Definitely, one of the coolest things I've seen up close and personal.
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Old 06-10-2018, 08:22 PM   #2
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mean critters lucky you didn't lose that finger. sorry for that hali that got away. thanks for sharing.

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Old 06-11-2018, 06:28 AM   #3
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That's super cool! Looks like a good sized tail on that thing. Know wonder you thought it was a fish. I had no idea they got that big.
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Old 06-11-2018, 06:48 AM   #4
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How did the mantis shrimp taste?
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Old 06-11-2018, 06:57 AM   #5
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After looking it up, I couldnít keep the shrimp if caught from a hook. However, you can keep them if you hand catch them. One more crazy California law. What Iíve read, they taste more like a lobster.
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:57 AM   #6
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Old 06-11-2018, 05:42 PM   #7
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What a great day you had, including keeping all of your digits more or less intact.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:19 AM   #8
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Thatís so cool! I didnít know we had Mantis shrimp in our coast.. I thought they were more Indio pacific
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