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Fished elmers island this morning caught 6 specks and 5 white trout all on live shrimp the bite died down fast. Waded a couple hundred yards out on the eastern side of the island with two buddies trying to pick up some more specks around 10:30, I tied the bait bucket to my shorts with a string and after both of my friends lost they're shrimp I was trying to grab a couple out of the bucket for them and when I glanced up there was about a 3 and a half foot shark about 2 feet away coming directly towards me at a fast pace, I had just enough time to yell at my buddy's and jab the shark with the bottom of my pole! The shark veered off as soon as I hit it but needless to say it scared the hell out of me! So we ran back to shore and moved down the coast a couple hundred yards and were fishing on another sandbar in about 6 inches of water when another shark being about 4 to 5 feet long was heading towards one of my buddy's when he spotted it about 20 yards away from himself so he hollered and we all hauled ass back to shore once again! I've never even seen any sharks in the water before at elmers island other than the ones being caught by other fisherman, it was an eventful day to say the least. Yall be safe out there!
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This is the time of year the Black Tips show up in numbers thru August, but there are also Bull Sharks mixed in, and they are bad news.
Arrive Alive!!!
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It looks to me that your 'white trout' are actually bluefish.
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quack u never saw sharks in the water before, except the ones being caught by other fisherman, huum?????? I think when u catch fish while surf fishing and and pieces of fish and blood fall in the water, I would call that chuming!!! sharks are always there, sometimes more, sometimes, less!!! bait bucket to your shorts???? glad yall were ok! it don't take much of a big shark to cause serious damage!!!!
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What In The World Would Make You Want To Keep A BlueFish?!?! Please Tell Me You Are Not Eating That!!!!
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thebuck just curiosity, whats wrong with eating bluefish??
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   JB
Because blueish are awful. They're a bloody, oily mess. I'm more amazed that he might have confused bluefish with white trout?
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It's been a couple years since I've been saltwater fishing at all but that's not a good excuse those were bluefish! We were catching those and specks back to back and they looked a little funny to me but I figured they were white trout I was wrong! I don't think I'll be going waist deep out there again, next time I'm bringing the kayak! Just wanted to let everyone know about the sharks
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   niteboy82
Most parts of the world, including a decent portion of the U.S., will consume bluefish. As long as you bleed it, or at the least remove the dark meat/blood line, the fish is fine to eat.

We're just spoiled with other fish. :)
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   slickhead
Amazing the different ideas on the edibility of a fish depending on where you live. A King Mackerel is a prize fish in many areas and most Louisiana folks scoff at them. Go to north Louisiana and a gar is only consumed by a few people, whereas in south Louisiana they are considered a prize catch
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yep just like choupique! I love them but lots of people think they trash fish!!!
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   slickhead
Yep choupique and gar were always considered 'trash' fish by my family. Never had choupique but people tell me they are great. Had gar and its just a little fishy tasting no matter how its cooked to me

We are pretty spoiled if you think about it. Can catch multiple species of fish pretty easily in any body of water we fish
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slick, ill take choupique before any other fish!! just keep them cold in ice water and filets too and fry them same day!!!
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   CoonassV
I had about a 4ft blacktip pass between me and my fish basket when I was down there a few weeks ago. It just came up and inspected my fish but they were all alive in a basket and he took off. My dad saw it and told me and I just stayed still and he swam off. Then a guy caught a 5ft bull shark about 100 yards away. Everybody got out but we stayed in the water fishing. Long stringers or a long line on your fish basket/bait is definitely the way to go when you're down there.
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Yea I agree with the long string idea, I'm going to give the bluefish a try since they're in the freezer!
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   Scoop337
As mentioned Bluefish is a good eating fish just fillet and cut bloodline. Typically bleed them though. Also smoking the fillets and making a fish dip will help mask the strong fish taste.
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   CaptJS
This always reminds me of the trip to the rigs for snapper and one guy keep saying he loved shark so much. Other guy I will give you all my shark for one bad of your snapper end of how good shark was.
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