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#355823 - 09/29/11 10:33 PM Re: King Mackeral [Re: Argon]
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Awesome.
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#355827 - 09/29/11 10:57 PM Re: King Mackeral [Re: tomtuttle]
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Whew. Smells fishy to me. Yuck!

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#355838 - 09/30/11 02:02 AM Re: King Mackeral [Re: CatBrat]
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Sounds like a good vacation, that was a good size Bull shark
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#355857 - 09/30/11 09:59 AM Re: King Mackeral [Re: jakewash]
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Great thread. For the rest of today, I'm gonna have my staff call me "Big Dude".
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#355862 - 09/30/11 10:33 AM Re: King Mackeral [Re: Argon]
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Registered: 01/29/02
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Great story!

At the moment, I'm on my sailboat in Georgian Bay weathering a classic September gale (in port!) with 40-knt gusts. It's a gale watch over much of the Great Lakes and I'm glad I'm not out in the open bay. It's quite comfortable in port--the heater is on and the boat moves around quite a bit--and the wireless internet is working fine.

I don't fish any more but that was a great yarn you told and that shark is huge! The largest fish I ever caught up here in the Great Lakes was a 4-foot pike that I reeled in when I was 9 years old. It seemed like a giant to me at the time. I had to use a gaff to get it into the boat.

I'm back in port because I was doing an overnight at Snake Island (saw no snakes) about 7 miles out near a lighthouse, and lost my diesel auxilliary the next morning as I motored out from the anchorage (bearings in the water pump seized and the engine began to overheat so I shut it down). Had to sail back, which turned out to be OK because the winds and weather were favorable, with some tacking. I accepted a tow into the yacht harbour as trying to sail into my mooring would have been too risky.

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#355874 - 09/30/11 12:44 PM Re: King Mackeral [Re: Argon]
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We are going on 2 family trips next year. Southern California and North Myrtle Beach. I'll be sure not to show these pictures to my family.
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#355875 - 09/30/11 01:06 PM Re: King Mackeral [Re: Argon]
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I really enjoyed the story. Thanks for the pics.

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#356014 - 10/02/11 07:44 PM Re: King Mackeral [Re: nickbuol]
Argon Offline
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Originally Posted By: nickbuol
We are going on 2 family trips next year. Southern California and North Myrtle Beach. I'll be sure not to show these pictures to my family.

North Myrtle Beach is about 45 minutes south of Oak Island.....
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