Monday, July 21, 2008

2008 Monster Shark Tournament

We just got back last night from the 2008 Martha's Vineyard Monster Shark Tournament and we are totally exhausted but I wanted to post some of the pictures that we got over the four day trip. Our Charter, Joe Bianco and friends, were great to fish with and we had a awesome time with them. Not only did they bring huge amounts of incredible food (Joe owns a specialty meat and sausage company) but Joe's son Louis, diligently took many great pictures when he wasn't fighting a fish.

Over the two days we caught and released over thirty blue sharks with ten very large sharks we estimated to be over 250# and a few in the 350# range! Additionally we lost a nice Mako at the boat, and caught a thresher shark that missed the 250# cut off for adding points. The thresher may have come up short for counting in the standings but gave us an incredible fight. In the end, everyone went home very happy and extremely tired.

This was our second year at this tournament and there is definitely a steep learning curve. This year things went very smoothly and the weather was generally good. The only thing that was missing was time to sleep!

Karen Lynn Charters


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