Big Makos On Fly Off California Coast

“During a 45-minute ‘courtship’ of teasing and casting, the shark frequently bumped the hull, and occasionally gnawed on the motor and prop, apparently stimulated by the motor’s zinc anode.”
A note this week from west coast bluewater guide Conway Bowman reminded us of a photo essay assembled by Kirk Deeter on FieldandStream.com a couple of years back. The images, taken by Randall Bryett, show the tremendous size and jumping abilities of big makos — fish that Bowman and his fellow captains catch on fly rods. According to Bowman, the makos are just now showing up in big numbers off of San Diego; they caught three on fly on May 15.

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  • DJ

    I’ve had the pleasure of fishing with Captain Dave Trimble. To get a Mako on a fly is truly an experience of a lifetime. Especially when you get a leaper. We captured one on video, making 3 leaps.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyYTLf3z_tM