View Full Version : Mako Mania

06-26-2012, 07:04 AM
A fishing tournament organization held it's annual Mako Mania shark tournament this past Saturday and Sunday out of Point Pleasant New Jersey. Only Mako sharks were eligible. Fishing began at 5:30 AM and weigh in was 7:00 PM. First prize $80,000. *( With Calcutta, side bets, prizes were estimated to go to $440,000.

Fishing was offshore about 50-60 miles in an area called the Canyons. Unfortunately our teams boat didn't catch a Mako but they did hook a Thrasher at 3:00 PM on Sunday. 460 pounds. The fight lasted 4 1/2 hours. The captain said at around 7:30 PM that if it wasn't' landed in the next hour they had to cut it off. The boat didn't get back to the docks until 10:00 PM. And the shark then had to be butchered ! Since everything was closed and everyone went home there wasn't a crane to offload the shark. So it was butchered on board.

The rules are that all boats have to be back and checked by the judges at 7:00 PM. The Thrasher was still being fought at 7:00 PM. It was the biggest shark caught but ineligible. Thrashers were accepted 4 years ago but delisted currently. And if it had been a Mako it wouldn't have made the weigh in in time. Se la vie !

But the Captain said the Chinese will pay $50 per pound for the fins.

http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/fe/l=en_US/p/Organizer/AlbumID=8749222009/a=31677780_31677780/s_c=0/s_ev20=hpphotonewmigrate/s_se=FDR/s_cmpg=hpphotonewmigrate#state=%7B%22pl%22%3A%7B%2 2uc%22%3A2%2C%22aid%22%3A8749222009%2C%22pid%22%3A 476208028009%2C%22pidx%22%3A0%2C%22vp%22%3A%22s%22 %2C%22sb%22%3A5%7D%2C%22ovm%22%3A%7B%22v%22%3A%22s %22%7D%7D

Also found some other images of Thrashers:


06-26-2012, 08:31 AM

06-26-2012, 02:20 PM
Cut steaks 1/2" to 3/4" thick. Not too thick.

Marinate about 1 hour in citrus juices, lemon, lime. * Note: broil the lemon slices.

Brush with extra virgin olive oil.

Dry rub: garlic, chives, fresh dill, salt, pepper.

Sprinkle with capers.

Grill steaks medium heat. Pay close attention, do not overcook as they will turn rubbery. They cook fast.

Very tasty.

06-26-2012, 02:21 PM
Weigh in photos

I thought it was going to be pics of them weighing in the fisherman.