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    Hooked into a 5' (maybe blacktip?) Help please?

    (edit see picture below) Is it a blacktip?

    Was fishing on the Hobie Pro Angler that I rented out at Captavia Kayak today.

    I caught a lady fish so I decided for the hell of it to cut the tail off and throw it in the dredged out part for boats between two flats. Hooked up with a blacktip within 20 minutes of having the bait out. Was fishing with a steel leader and 15lb braided. The bastard towed me all around the area for an hour and twenty minutes till the circle hook popped out. I was able to get him within 10' of the kayak 3-4 times. Too bad I have to go home now :(

    Thought I'd share the story. I have some awful digital camera video footage that I will put up when I get home.. Too bad you only get a small glimpse of the shark :(

    Brian
    Last edited by pelly21; 03-02-2012 at 09:59 AM. Reason: Adding see below

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    I did about the same at causeway yesterday, hooked into a 4' blacktip with a catfish I caught, maybe 10 minutes after throwing in

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    Is this even a blacktip? I thought it was but now looking at some of the video I took it might not be. I never saw its head. Here is a still picture from the video. What do you think?

    Shark.jpg

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    Pelly, Congrats on a great fight and fun hookup in a Kayak!!! I appreciate you sharing your story and pic. There's not enough of the shark showing to I.D. it, but based on location and the dorsal fin - the fish is most likely a Black Tip. A 5 foot BT is a really nice full sized BT. They may not be the largest shark in the ocean, but for their size the Black Tip is very athletic.

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    Nice fish!. Good job catching him out of a kayak. And any shark is fun to catch. From what I can see I'd say it is a blacktip too!!

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    Thanks guys.

    Here is the video. I posted it in the main forum a couple days ago.
    I do swear in the video (I apologize) I was an hour into the fight and I was exhausted
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m7dYu8dzgE

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    Congrats. A big BT will kick your butt as you now know.
    PS. I grew up not far from Naperville.

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    man i love that kayak.... and i swear like that too out there... lol i try not to when im video'n though. been catching alot of bonnetheads.. no blacktips

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