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TBT - He Thought It Was A Shark

Been kind of quite so I'll post a Throw-back-Thursday.  March, 1989.  122' of water north of the Elbow.  My dad dropped a handline on the bottom with a few live Sand Key Pilchards as bait.  Fish took off so strong he couldn't hold it and said it's a shark and let the line go.  I grabbed it and managed to stop it and started retrieving line.  I told him "it's not a shark", much like Richard Dreyfuss said it in jaws as they fought the first fish they hooked that almost emptied a 16/0.  Turns out I was right.  Few ounces short of 60 lbs.  Got a "small" one too of about 30# at the same spot.


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