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08-16-2005, 09:43 PM
i have a question that hopefully someone can answer. can you eat brown sharks and if so what is the legal size and limet a day ? im going out tomrow and the last time i was out had alot of browns and put them back to find out later they are good eating.
08-16-2005, 09:55 PM
welcome to the barn.
They are good eating, do a search on this forum and you will see some recent topics about them.
NJ law : They must be more than 48 inches from head to tail and limit is 2 per boat in NJ waters
08-16-2005, 09:56 PM
48" snout to tail and I think you can keep 2. I have read here that they are good to eat if you clean them immediatly ( gut them) fill the cavity ice and then pack them in ice. I think that is what I read but I am sure someone else will respond to your post. Make sure you can handle one of legal size in your boat, they can make a mess not to mention bite anything in site including you. I landed a legal one earlier this year & I don't think I'm going to try it again. They have a nasty mouthful of teeth. I hope this helps.
08-16-2005, 10:01 PM
thank you both and yes this hepls alot. i also found out how nasty they can be in the boat. i caught one a few weeks ago and after abought a 45 min fight he was abought 5 plus feet and very heavy. but man what a fight and my son also landed one as well.
08-16-2005, 10:12 PM
Just be sure that it is a brownie and not another type of shark, mainly a sand tiger before you go and whack it.
Delaware has much more stringent laws, so depending on your port and location on the water, be sure of the laws
Good luck and be safe
08-16-2005, 10:32 PM
thanks again and i will.
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