Shark is in the menu for tomorrow night's dinner. I caught a 3' Bonnethead shark today, which is some good eatin' shark meat and low mercury since they are primarily shrimp and crustacean eaters.....kind if like what bass and bluegills eat in fresh water.
I also hooked an enormous 4' stingray, which I did manage to get to* the dock on 30 pound test line. It was 4' across and 10 feet long at the tail, approximately, and will have weighed somewhere around 250-350pounds at 4' span. Have you ever heard monofilament fishing line sing? It makes a high pitched sound when it's stressed right to the edge of breaking with a really big fish on the other end........I got to hear that with the stingray. We had to cut the leader, though, because it was too big for the landing net, and too heavy to pull up anyway without a few other guys and a big gaff hook.