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James, Bill please hurry and post the pics!!!!

We had a blast!! We caught a ton of sharks. All types and al sizes.

Report to come..

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heck yeah

Whodathunkit. Almost everyone forgot cameras. Thanks Bill for bringing yours. It was good to meet some new people, and see some familiar faces. Thanks for coming out to everyone, thanks for the tips Tommy. It was good seing you again.
Also the artical in Sundays Mullet Wrapper was a good one, and pictures were even better.
A whole bunch of sharks, wrecked Kayaks, broken reels busted rod tips, and sunburns.
 

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Hey Guys it was great meeting all of you. we had the best time. I would deffinately like to thank everyone on this board for all the tips and info that made this one of my best fishing trips ever. Between me and my brother and my friend we landed 9 sharks. Two of them were little lemon sharks the rest were black tips. They ranged from about 3 feet to 6 feet long. Anyway I wll post the pics tonight after work.

Thanks again

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Croakerfest

Guys I had a blast!!!!!! I could have not had a better time. Thanks Tommy for the casting lesson!!! Now I have to practice a little before my next trip.

Bill thanks for the bait and the old school sharking lessons. I almost flipped out when you brought out the brick and used it as a weight. Also I never thought about using weedeater string for a leader.

Ryan (firespyder) I have newfound respect for my 525 mag after seeing you bring in the blacktip on yours. It was awesome.

Ryan (uncdub) Good meeting you and thanks for yaking the baits out for me. Thanks for grabbing my rod on several occasions to keep the sharks from taking it. It was a pleasure fishing with you and I hope to do it again.

John and crew thanks for yaking my baits out. I had a blast fishing with you guys. Thanks for the weight (anchor). Sorry I lost it. I hope we can do it again soon. Good luck on the 4wd with your truck. I am sure it is something simple.

I learned a lot on shark fishing on Saturday. Not only was there a bunch of sharks caught but we got to meet a lot of new people. I look forward to doing it again soon.

I am looking forward to Croakerfest 2007!!!!! My wife is now wanting to go shark fishing. I just have to buy a yak first!!!!

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Nice meeting you too John

Yea it was a real Freaking blast. Bill was a trip with that Brick man, only sorry he broke his reel. I would have liked to seen the shark that attacked his.

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Hey Guys it was great meeting all of you. we had the best time. I would deffinately like to thank everyone on this board for all the tips and info that made this one of my best fishing trips ever. Between me and my brother and my friend we landed 9 sharks. Two of them were little lemon sharks the rest were black tips. They ranged from about 3 feet to 6 feet long. Anyway I wll post the pics tonight after work.

Thanks again

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So you catch shark at "Croakerfest". Does that mean you fish for croaker at "Sharkfest"?
 

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Croakerfest

Welll, we were after shark but we could not call it sharfest because of the obx sharkfest. So Ryan decided to call it Croakerfest and the name stuck.

No croaker were caught even though we tried to catch some for bait.

The one trip we actually caught fish and I forgot a camera. John and Bill had digital cameras but have not posted the pics yet. I am more eager to see them than anyne. John said he would post them tonight.

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And now for some pics. This was the first shark of the day he measured about 55 inches and felt like he weighed about 70 pounds.



This was my friend Matt's big one he was about 58 inches.



This was a lemon shark that Finger Mullet caught.



And this was my big one. He was 72 inches I am not sure how much he weighed because I couldn't lift him.



He straightened out a 16/0 mustad circle hook but we still got him in. Anyway it was an awesome trip and we had a great time. I would suggest to anyone givin the oportunity to fish with these guys. They realy know there stuff. Also keep an eye on Tommy while he is casing. It seems he only does the pendulum when no one is looking. J/K Tommy it was great to meet you.
Thanks again guys

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i broke out the camera once late in the day when bill was hooked up on the big one..



ended up being a foul-hooked blacktip but a fat one at that.

when i first got there and all y'all were hookin up and landin sharks i debated even gettin my stuff outta the vehicle. i was havin enough fun just watchin. probly woulda been a good idea, my kayak and milkcrate would all still be in one piece and i'd have a full spool of line on the TLD:rolleyes: .

good fishin with you guys, next time we will call it somethin different so we can catch fresh bait.
 

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Had a blast

Thanks to all for the friendship and fishing. Especially thanks to Ryan for the yakin help with my baits. This past Saturday had to be one of the best times I can recall ever having and I'm looking foward to getting together again ASAP!!. Unfortunately, my computer is on the blink and I'm using the one at work. I have to be careful what I do with it, so I'll be able to post the photos only after I get my machine runing again. :D :D :D :D :D

Bill

OBTW, don't forget the 24 hour starts on 15 September. Let's make an all nighter sometime around then.
 

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We are heading down the last weekend in October. I think Luvs2fish is still planning on making the trip with me.

I am coming on that Thursday - Sunday. I will be on the South end each night trying for a big drum. All of us will be fishing all day on Saturday.

You need to come down and fish with us. It will be a blast. Not sure if the sharks will still be there but I am sure the drum should be turned on by then. Shoot me a pm and let me know if you can make it.

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Wild Bill, like the new belt and harness!!

Bill, tks for telling me about this site. I like it! Sounds like everyone had a grand time. Did you tell the tales of Walter Maxwell and his state record tiger at Youpon pier and his WORLD record 1782 lb tiger at Cherry Grove pier? Soon as I learn how to transfer a picture from my files to this forum I will post the pic of you and the Masonboro Is tiger. From time to time I will post reports from Rich / Topsail inlet area. be careful - glenn
 

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Welcome on board. I'm glad I'm not the only old fart on here. Yea, I told a few of the "old tales", I guess that's what old folks do!!:D :D You'll have to get down with us for an overnighter soon. These are some really good people on this board and are great to fish with.

Bill
 
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