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Old 05-01-2012, 09:26 AM
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Some may remember a post I made a couple months back asking for advice on Cumberland Island. A friend of mine is getting married soon, and we were planning on spending 4 days on Cumberland, camping and trying to catch sharks. As fate would have it, the island campground was all booked up, so that sent us scrambling for a plan B. I had been talking with Capt. Tim (Wharf Rat) a little on the phone and through PM's and he offered up a great suggestion, Jekyll. He even recommended the best camp site, which we got, as well as some advice on baits and locations.

Fast forward a little bit and we are all sitting on the beach, waiting for our first bite. As luck would have it, we didn't have to wait too long, and though the 3 days on the beach, we managed to hook into a ton of smaller sharks and rays, as well as a few whiting and a single catfish (which I thought was a little weird). This was the first time some of our crew ever surf fished, and the first time any of us had tried targeting the bigger sharks. There were some highs and lows, but in the end we all came away feeling like the trip was a huge success. We learned a ton of what to do, and what not to do, and are trying to plan another trip in the not too distant future. But first, a couple of the guys are on the hunt for some big senators, so we can have a few more big baits out. So, if anyone has any 9/0's laying around...

But, I wanted to come on here and share a few pictures as well as give a public acknowledgment to Capt. Tim and thank him for his gratitude in helping us out as well as Trish at the St. Simmons tackle shop!


















I know a few of the pictures are really dark, but can anyone identify the sharks? We think two for sure are bulls, but the larger one looked a little different to us. I know there are no full body shots for the night sharks, but we were in a hurry to get the hooks out and the fish back on their way. Plus, the water was a little chilly at night.

But thanks again to those that helped make this trip possible. I don't think any of us have ever experienced a rush like the one when the 9/0 starts screaming.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:35 AM
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Great job!

Second picture from bottom - guy looks naked and using a stingray to cover his crotch.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:39 AM
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Haha...you aren't the first one to say that.
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First two shark pix are of a lemon shark. Can't tell about the others.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:34 PM
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That is awesome. I want some of that fun!
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Great job!

Second picture from bottom - guy looks naked and using a stingray to cover his crotch.


...and this type of comment is the reason I always stop in to Woody's.
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:23 PM
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Wow, I didnt know they made mens shorts that short anymore.
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Wow, I didnt know they made mens shorts that short anymore.
If I'm not mistaken, it's more "loin cloth" than shorts
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U can rip them all u want but silkys are the most comfortable shorts around. They are pt shorts but also comfortable to wear on the beach, backpacking, or pretty much anywhere as long as u dont mind some weird looks and jokes. lol
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U can rip them all u want but silkys are the most comfortable shorts around. They are pt shorts but also comfortable to wear on the beach, backpacking, or pretty much anywhere as long as u dont mind some weird looks and jokes. lol
We used to call them Dolfin's back in the early 80's and yes, they were like air conditioning for your junk. I just hadn't seen them in bit...look like great surf-fishers!

Nice fish fellas!
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haha ya. its real nice when u walk into the gas station or something with them on
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Those are Lemon sharks.
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:09 PM
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U can rip them all u want but silkys are the most comfortable shorts around. They are pt shorts but also comfortable to wear on the beach, backpacking, or pretty much anywhere as long as u dont mind some weird looks and jokes. lol
I bet they would look good at weddings too.
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Very nice. Yep I would say it was a successfull trip. Thanks for sharing
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U can rip them all u want but silkys are the most comfortable shorts around. They are pt shorts but also comfortable to wear on the beach, backpacking, or pretty much anywhere as long as u dont mind some weird looks and jokes. lol
So how many pairs do you have? I do many pt runs and marathons and i wont let my daughter out in anything like that. But the ray does accessorize it nicely, But overall yall did pretty good.
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and the nubby ray tail and lower wing flare part makes it look anatomically correct. lol.
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Man that looks like some fun right there!!!
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y'all got some biggins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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