Fishing for shark on an Ocean City shark charter
Makos are some of the fastest sharks in the sea. In addition to their intense speed, Mako sharks are an adventure to catch, often thrashing wildly when hooked and even more so the closer they get to the boat. These ferocious fighters are unmistakable, and can be spotted by their highly visible and treacherously sharp teeth, especially when there’s chum in the water!
Thresher sharks are a challenging catch even once hooked, and a popular target for anglers up and down the East Coast. The Thresher’s antics once on the line are out-of-this-world wild, somewhat similar to that of the Broadbill Swordfish, and every bit as delicious fresh out of the water! Ocean City shark charters include a welth of information from our Captain and mates.
Charter with On The Hunt Charters in Ocean City, MD
On The Hunt Charters will provide sportfishermen, from the novice to the advanced professional, with everything needed to land the sexiest catch the sea holds – the ultimate apex predator – the shark! No matter how many fishing stories you’ve got under your belt, none are quite as exhilarating or special to share as a personal shark story – no embellishments needed!
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Firstly, the shortfin mako shark is a fairly large species of shark. Growth rates appear to be somewhat accelerated in comparison to other species in the lamnid family.An average adult specimen measures around 3.2 m (10 ft) in length and weighs from 60–135 kg (132–298 lb). However species is sexually dimorphic, with females typically larger than males. Large specimens are known, with a few large, mature females exceeding a length of 3.8 m (12 ft) and a weight of 570 kg (1,260 lb).
The largest taken on hook-and-line was 600 kg (1,300 lb), caught off the coast of California on June 3, 2013, and the longest verified length was 4.45 m (14.6 ft) caught off the Mediterranean coast of France in September 1973. A specimen caught off the coast of Italy and examined in an Italian fish market in 1881 was reported to weigh an extraordinary 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) at a length of 4 m (13 ft). Yet another fish was caught off Marmaris, Turkey in the late 1950s at an estimated size of between 5.77 m (18.9 ft) and 6.19 m (20.3 ft) making it the largest known specimen of the species.However, this estimate was created using photos of the shark and not at the time of capture so this estimate must be taken with reasonable caution. The authors did not estimate a weight for this specimen.
The shortfin mako shark is cylindrical in shape, with a vertically elongated tail. This species exhibits countershading, with brilliant metallic blue coloration dorsally and white ventrally. The line of demarcation between blue and white on the body is distinct. The underside of the snout and the area around the mouth are white. Larger specimens tend to possess darker coloration that extends onto parts of the body that would be white in smaller individuals.
The juvenile mako differs in that it has a clear blackish stain on the tip of the snout. The longfin mako shark very much resembles the shortfin mako shark, but has larger pectoral fins, dark rather than pale coloration around the mouth and larger eyes. In Conclusion The presence of only one lateral keel on the tail and the lack of lateral cusps on the teeth distinguish the mako from the closely related porbeagle sharks of the genus Lamna.