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Battle with sharks #12360415
07/27/17 03:40 AM
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How would you like to turtle while doing that
https://youtu.be/UcLV2CWi8oI

Re: Battle with sharks [Re: formula462] #12360524
07/27/17 09:00 AM
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I have never seen that kind of behavior unless there was something they were after. I have caught tons of shark and many much larger than that one.


Re: Battle with sharks [Re: formula462] #12360898
07/27/17 03:11 PM
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Well since that was in California the little Hammerhead knew he was unarmed! nuts

Off the coast of Texas the sharks know everyone is armed so they act better here! peep


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Re: Battle with sharks [Re: BigDozer66] #12360967
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Originally Posted By: BigDozer66
Well since that was in California the little Hammerhead knew he was unarmed! nuts

Off the coast of Texas the sharks know everyone is armed so they act better here! peep
roflmao


Re: Battle with sharks [Re: formula462] #12361873
07/28/17 02:28 AM
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It was like catnip for sharks. Since whacking the shark with the paddle was not working, I would have worked more on paddling to shore. Whack once, paddle twice. If he breaks the paddle on the shark, he's screwed.

Re: Battle with sharks [Re: formula462] #12363659
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YA know for several yrs i kept hearing hammer was too legit to quit :-D. I finally get it!

https://youtu.be/j_AB_PWgFes

Everybody knows ya chop at sharks & snakes. U don't love poke em with tha flexible end off your paddle loco
Lol!
They r very curious n usually just want a taste. We've had really big ones cruise by n under us. Shark over 8' really get your blood pumping wink never had them circle me repeatedly though :-•


Re: Battle with sharks [Re: formula462] #12365020
07/30/17 10:10 PM
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I've had a lot of run ins with sharks, three times I have had sharks hit my kayak with such force that part of the kayak came completely out of the water. Each time it was when the shark was actively feeding. Once when the shark went after a leopard ray that was just below the surface on the opposite side of my kayak, while ray was drifting along side me in the shadow of my kayak, once when I was reeling in a trout that got hit at full speed from an attacking shark, and once when a shark that was chasing a school of fleeing mullet that tried to hide under by kayak in just inches of water. Have always seen sharks follow me, just inches from stern or just behind paddle blade. Came within a hair of losing a hand or wrist while reaching out to land a fish several times. Never feared a shark just attacking.


Now the one above never hit me but it did cut three quick doughnuts at incredible speed next to me as I watched.


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Re: Battle with sharks [Re: formula462] #12365281
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That's a good one icon!


Re: Battle with sharks [Re: formula462] #12365421
07/31/17 03:29 AM
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A dolphin seemingly popped out of nowhere and scared me half to death while wade fishing.

Re: Battle with sharks [Re: Fish ZoMbiE] #12365460
07/31/17 03:59 AM
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Originally Posted By: Fish ZoMbiE
That's a good one icon!


Thanks, I think that was one of my first encounters with a shark, Flamingo, Everglades National Park in 2003. I had watched it for half an hour as it cruised the flats from long distance. It finally made its way to me and then spooked both of us.


A good rule of angling philosphy is not to interfere with another fisherman's ways of being happy, unless you want to be hated.

Zane Grey, Tales of Fishes, 1919

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