Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sandbar Shark

     Sandbar Shark, or Carcharhinus plumbeus is commonly known as a Sand Shark. Sand Sharks have a short, wide, and broad snout. Most Sand Sharks are brown and gray with a white belly. The average male Sand Shark weighs 110 pounds, and the average female Sand Shark weighs 160 pounds. The world record for Sand Sharks weighed 260 pounds (Marine Bio 1). 
     Catching Sand Sharks can be done in two ways: Fishing on a boat or fishing from the beach. When fishing from the boat you should use a method called chumming to attract the sharks. Chumming is when you take fish guts and blood and dump it into the water. After you have thrown your chum into the water, throw your bait into the water, making sure it lands in the middle of the chum. Your bait should consist of cut bait, whole dead bait, or bleeding live bait. If you are fishing from the beach then you should use a surf rod. A surf rod is a long fishing rod, usually surf rods are about 10 ft long. You need a surf rod so you are able to throw your bait a long distance into the ocean. When fishing off the beach you should use the bleeding live bait as your bait because you cannot chum off the beach. 
     When fishing for Sand Shark it is not necessary to go far out into the ocean. Sand Sharks are commonly found in waters that are 74 degrees to 80 degrees. Sand Sharks are also found in water that are 65 to 215 feet deep (Marine Bio 1). When fishing for Sand Shark on the boat, you can fish during anytime of the day and most likely catch one. Sand Shark come up to the beach to feed when it turns into night time, therefore the best time to fish for shark on the beach is during the night. 
     Though it is not common, you can eat Sand Shark. Here is a recipe courtesy of "cdkitchen".



Ingredients:
1 1/2 pound shark, cut into bite sized pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon crushed red hot pepper
Directions:
Saute garlic in olive oil until golden; discard garlic. Pat shark dry on paper towels. Cook shark in oil over medium heat until it flakes easily when tested with a fork, about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove to a warm plate. 

Add soy sauce and lemon juice to pan, let cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Add shark to pan, sprinkle with the crushed red pepper. 

Heat stirring for 1 minute. Note: For a spicier flavor, tabasco sauce, green onions and more red pepper may be added.
Works Cited
"Cajun Shark Recipe." LoveTheCock - Free Gay Porn Movies & Gay Sex Videos XXX Tube. Web. 27 Oct. 2010. <http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/811/Cajun-Shark98661.shtml>.
Marine Bio. "Sandbar Shark, Carcharhinus Plumbeus at MarineBio.org." MarineBio.org - Marine Biology, Ocean Life Conservation, Sea Creatures, Biodiversity, Oceans Research... Web. 27 Oct. 2010. <http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=380>.
"Sandbar Shark, Fish Identification." Indian River County, Florida - Home Page. Web. 27 Oct. 2010. <http://indian-river.fl.us/fishing/fish/sharksan.html>.
"SHARKS." ELECTRIC BLUE FISHING CHARTERS. Web. 27 Oct. 2010. <http://www.electricbluefishing.com/fish/sharks.htm>.

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