Monsters Of Gulf Stream Landed, Daily Racing Form, 1919-07-18


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MONSTERS OF GULF STREAM LANDED The Miami Fla angling records for the season show the following followingA A whJpfay was harpooned by exGovernor Martin II Clyiiu of New York within fourteen miles of Miami in Biscayrie Bay aiid put up a furious battle lusting uearly two hours Tlie governors hands were badly lacerated by the monster who towed his boat seven hliles leaping many times in the air airOne One leopard shark was harpooned by Capt Charles Thompson when tlie monster Was twentyfive feet from tlio boat but so great was the captains skill that when he threw the harpoon the lily iron at ¬ tached was buried right ill the middle of the sharks back backAnother Another leopard was harpooned by Walter C Graves of New York aided by Captain Thompson ThompsonWhen When brought to tlie dock in Mliiini and cut open one of the sharks was found to contain forty nine little leopards of about two feet in length lengthTlie Tlie evening before the shark hunt a dead mule was towed out and anchored by the anglers On tlie incoming tide the next morning the hunt commenced but so many sharks came iirthat by 9 a m nothing but a few bones remained remainedCaptain Captain Thompson won the Miami Anglers Clubs harpoon prizo by bringing in a fourteen foot ham ¬ merhead shark which was the largest caught during the season seasonTlie Tlie Miami Anglers Club will make a weekly event out of these shark hunts commencing December 1 and continuing through the winter season for they not only provide real redblooded sport but help rid the sea of these vicious monsters monstersWhile While on a hunt Commodore Charles Hotelier of Detroit one of the clubs leading anglers harpooned a devilfish having a spread of eighteen feet and weighing nearly 3000 pounds This monster has been mounted In May this year Captain Tom Xewman har ¬ pooned a devilfish which towed his boat eight miles to sea and then sounded in the Gulf stream taking down 800 feet of rope and snapping the line lineMany Many of these monsters are so large that unless shot many times it is almost impossible to land them themOne One of the largest monsters ever caught was a fish species unknown by Captain Thompson which towed him for thirtynine hours and it took 151 bullets from a 30 30 Winchester and five harpoons to finish the fish

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