Outcast Mega Shark Tournament 2012

7th Annual Outcast Mega Shark Tournament

Location: Palafox Pier and Yacht Harbor, Pensacola, Florida.
Date: 02. – 07. August 2012 (two days of fishing)

Tournament Results:

According to the source, over 100 sharks were tagged and released over the weekend.

16 sharks were brought to the weigh-in station, nine of them are listed below.

The three big species of hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna mokarran, Sphyrna lewini and Sphyrna zygaena)
and tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) are legally protected in Florida state waters since January 2012 (see here).

But all these hammerheads and tiger sharks (listed below) were caught in federal waters.

Note: You can see the results of last year’s Outcast Mega Shark Tournament here .

Tiger Shark Weigh-Ins:

Tournament Winner

Species: Tiger shark ( Galeocerdo cuvier ).

Size: 948.6 lbs, 14 foot

Angler: Tyler Kennedy

Boat: Wendy Sea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Species: Tiger shark ( Galeocerdo cuvier ).

Size: 732 lbs, 13 foot 5 inches

Angler: Ted Gorder

Boat: Freebird

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Species: Tiger shark ( Galeocerdo cuvier ).

Size: 614 lbs

Angler: Dennis Miller

Boat: Miss My Money

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Species: Tiger shark ( Galeocerdo cuvier ).

Size: 295.4 lbs

Angler: ?

Boat: ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Species: Tiger shark ( Galeocerdo cuvier ).

Size: 275.4 lbs

Angler: Austin Lewis

Boat: Miss My Money

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bull Sharks

1st Place  Bull Shark

Species: Bull shark ( Carcharhinus leucas ).

Size: 379 lbs

Angler: Robeaux Whibbs

Boat: Swallow the Leader

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2nd Place Bull Shark

Species: Bull shark ( Carcharhinus leucas ).

Size: 336.8 lbs

Angler: Tyler Kennedy

Boat: Wendy Sea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hammerhead Sharks:

1st Place Hammerhead Shark

Species: Scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini)

Size: 209.2 lbs

Angler: Chase Blaich

Boat: Drug Money

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2nd Place Hammerhead Shark

Species: Scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini)

Size: 206.2 lbs

Angler: Rob Atkinson

Boat: Team Recess

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Catch and Release :

Boat: Miss My Money

Number of Tags: 12

 

Source and Photos Credit: 102.7 WXBM

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Angel

    By Brian from article
    http://sharkyear.com/2012/sharks-off-cape-cod-time-to-move-past-jaws-toward-a-new-view-of-the-oceans.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sharkyear+%28Shark+Year+Magazine%29

    I believe it is time for a new ethic, a new view of the sea and its inhabitants. Like lions and tigers, sharks are predators and must be respected. As human populations increase and more people take to the sea for recreation, we must be vigilant about how our own activities interact with wild animals. We should not view sharks as villains or perpetuate the myth of them as monsters. And although the majority of sharks killed are caught on longlines and in gillnets, I believe the time has passed for individuals posing like dragon-slayers next to a dead shark they have caught. I have the greatest respect for the skill of fishers, but killing sharks should not be celebrated, given how important they are to us.

    • Patrick Meek

      I totally agree 100% with you. However; what this article doesn’t say is that all the sharks caught and weighed were then donated to the University of Southern Mississippi for research. I for one love to catch sharks whether it be in the surf or offshore and I am guilty of having my picture taken with it; however, for every single shark I have caught, I have released it unharmed to fight another day. 

  2. Angel

    Thank you Patrick for practicing catch and release.
    It is good to know that you can fight the shark another day.
    I hope your fellow fisherman will act similarly so that they can catch a shark another day as well. Far more than sustainable number of sharks are being killed by other means. 
    Real fisherman should see and enjoy themselves from the catching practice, the feel of the fight without killing the sharks. Than it is both sustainable and enjoyable for fisherman for decades to come and our children and their children to enjoy the beauty of the sharks as we did.
    Again thank you for being a responsible fisherman and helping the oceans to recover. 

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