Mako Mania Day 2 Scales – Thresher Sharks

By Scott Lenox

Mako Mania Day 2 Scales – Thresher Sharks

Day 2 of the 19th Annual Mako Mania at Bahia Marina was the day of the Thresher sharks!  We finally saw a Bluefish hit the board and there was one change in the Mako category, but the story of the day was the Threshers.

The Porta Bella was the first boat on the scene with a 212 pound Thresher that was good for 1st place for about :45 minutes.

The Stink Bait just missed the 100 pound minimum in the Mako category.  When I say just missed, how bout 99.9 pounds?!


The lone Bluefish to hit the scales on either Day 1 or Day 2 was this nice 10 pounder from the Lisa caught by Mike Cromwell.  Here’s our MC, DJ Schwab with a cameo!


The next fish to hit the dock was a nice 144.5 lb Mako by the boys on the Keep Er Wet with Captain Dave Sumpter that just missed 3rd place in the Mako category.


And then the big fish showed up!!

First up was a 465.7 pound Thresher shark by the Reel Vibrations with Captain Kurt Howell.  That’s a beast of a Thresher and was a solid first place fish…for 2 minutes.


Before the Reel Vibrations fish was even lowered from the scale the crew on the Hookin’ Tail dragged another beast of a Thresher through the ropes.  Once hoisted, the big Thresher pegged the scale at an even 500 pounds!  Captain Felipe Ordano put Jeff Green in the right spot and the crew landed this beauty which is currently good for 1st place in the Thresher category.


And last but certainly not least, my friend Captain Steve Gladwin on the No Limits pulled into the scale just before the start of the Belmont Stakes and slid a real nice 173.9 pound Mako into the 3rd place slot in that category.  Here is a happy Captain Steve with his two boys!!


After two days of fishing this is where things stand.


There is still a full day of fishing and anything can happen in the Mako Mania.  We’ll update you live from the scales from our Facebook page at

If you’d like to see the video “Mako Mania Day 1 Scales”, head on over to the Hooked on OC Youtube channel and check out the great footage from Dave Messick!

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