|3 foot Bonnethead Shark|
|Meet Ms Bonnethead. This is a female.|
|I'm thinking how good this fish is going to taste, smoked with Applewood|
We had to cut it loose, because:
a) it was just too big for the landing net. It woiuldn't even fit in to the hoop and I have a big hoop on my net and even if I got it into the net, it was too heavy for it!
b), I didn't have the 5 or so guys with gaff hooks to haul it out and onto the pier. I still count that as having successfully catching the fish, though, and only wish my wife had been able to get the picture of the fish.
The coolest aspect of the whole ray fight is I finally got to hear something my Grandpa told me about when I was a wee kid and he was teaching me to fish with my little toy fishing pole in the channel behind the cottage: I got to hear my fishing line singing, right at the edge of it's breaking strain. There was this high pitched musical note ringing off the line, right up at the top edge of my hearing range. How cool is that?