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mattiej
06-28-2009, 11:09 AM
I will be staying on Oak Island in two weeks for vacation and was wondering if these sharks are caught from the surf.

pogey moe
06-28-2009, 11:12 AM
ys,mostly juvinile fish though.

mattiej
06-29-2009, 02:42 PM
That's great as I am looking for the small ones under two feet.

GreenFord
06-29-2009, 05:33 PM
You will catch a ton of little 12"-14" in the surf and maybe some a little bigger.
Here's one from a couple of weeks ago.....
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e151/OZZYBIRD/003-1.jpg

mattiej
06-29-2009, 07:57 PM
Do you know what type of shark that is? Almost looks like a finetooth or juvi black tip. Can't tell from the ventral side. I am mostly looking for sharpnose and bonnetheads.

Drumdum
06-29-2009, 08:09 PM
I've never seen a bonnethead here in Hatteras,although maybe further down in NC as you are fishing,maybe??? If you want sharpnose,be here spring or fall,you should be able to bail them... As far as bonnetheads,FLA on the flats with shrimp,there is no end to them....

Peixaria
06-29-2009, 09:47 PM
Bonnetheads are a bycatch on Ocracokes south point but it is in winter when the boys are commercially seining for Rockfish or catching winter puppies. Green Ford I dont believe that to be a Bonnet head from the photo. A Bonnet looks closely like a Hammer with rounded extensions where the eyes are

brandonmc
06-29-2009, 11:43 PM
We catch a bunch on the pier, I'm sure you can hook them in the surf as well.

fishnut
06-30-2009, 05:29 PM
I saw 3 caught off OCP a few weeks ago. I caught a 4ft doggy out of the surf about sunset and 12"ers allday long.