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Old 25-10-2007, 01:56   #1
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Seamount Sharks

On my last trip to Vanuatu we fished all the seamonts between Brisbane , New Caledonia and Vanuatu.

Here is a bit of footage when we stopped to clean some fish (no swimming)



The bottom is clearly visable in about 100ft of water and about 500 feet away over the edge dropped to about 11,000 ft.

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That is a cool video. They seem to come from nowhere.
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Nice! ...we do live on an amazing planet.
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Amazing video

That is an amazing video. It prompts me to ask some questions. What are the sizes and Do you know the species of the sharks? Did you catch the fish on that particular seamount?
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Hi alaskadog,

Nothing big there (on top) only 4 to 6 ft reefies (whalers) but there were some big shapes moving around down deep, and if I fished, I was hard pressed getting anything more than 10 ft off the bottom, and we had big gear on board.

We dragged lures all the way on the trip and as we approached seamounts the action hotted right up with big tuna, wahoo, amberjack, Mahi mahi and jobfish the main species. Occasionally a coronation or coral trout would have a look as well.

Sometimes a Marlin would give us a run as well.

We just kept doing loops around and over and stopped when we were rooted (only 2 of us), which didnt take long, gilled and gutted, iced down and onto the next spot.

Fish pics in these threads

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...hlight=vanuatu

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Saw a hammerhead shark in the Atlantic the other day, small one, spotted only the classic triangular fin first. Beautiful creature..
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