A Giant Greatwhite

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Ace, May 16, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    Great White Shark at Ocean Shores, WA
    So much for swimming in the Ocean around here!!!!
    OCEAN SHORES, WA

    While the ocean vessel 'Dawn Raider' was commercial fishing for dogfish, this Great White was hooked in the mouth but only resisted slightly for 15 minutes before it came up alongside the boat to have a look; long enough for one of the crew members to slip a rope around it's tail !!! 'And that's when the s**t hit the fan!!. The Shark took off towing the 42 foot fishing boat backwards through the water at about 7 Knots. Just like in JAWS, the boat was taking on water over the stern and the crew watched in horror as the shark would actually jump completely out of the water at times. This went on for an hour before the shark finally drowned.

    She weighed in at 1035 LBS. It is suspected she followed a weak El Nino current into local waters in search of food. Although mid 60 deg. water is considered ideal for these sharks, the larger ones can tolerate water in the low 50s.


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  2. gatorbait

    gatorbait New Member

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    Man that is crazy. When I was younger, A guy caught a 1200 lb tigershark off the pier near where I lived! Needless to say, no one went into the ocean for a long time after that. It was in less than 25' of water(South Carolina).
     

  3. explayer

    explayer New Member

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    that is one huge shark thanks for sharing
     
  4. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    What a waste to kill her :angry:
     
  5. Pittscat90

    Pittscat90 New Member

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    WOW!!! That is the biggest shark I have ever seen.
     
  6. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    What a beautiful animal. :sad2:
     
  7. dwreel

    dwreel New Member

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    Good grief. I just might quit fishing salt water. :waaaht:
     
  8. Little Mac

    Little Mac Active Member

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    Holy @&%* !!!!!!! Now thats a fish!! Where's my steel leader an ski's :dribble:
    might need a couple bouys for bobbers and lets see 100lb tuna for bait.. I'm ready!! LMAO:0a22: Get da big net..... Mac :cool2:
     
  9. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    that is a big fish but they get much bigger
     
  10. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    I wonder if they heard music. da da da ddd
     
  11. RamRod

    RamRod New Member

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    Imagine the plate you'll need for the steaks on that!:eek:oooh:
     
  12. waterwalker

    waterwalker New Member

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    Makes me wanna run around in my 17.5 foot boat...LOL
     
  13. Gone fishin 4 kittys

    Gone fishin 4 kittys New Member

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    Dude I would use thing for live bait!!!!:tounge_out::tounge_out::tounge_out:
     
  14. TNcat

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    I hate to hear that the fish was killed......but I can tell you this. I love catfishing!!!!!! But really when it boils down to it I just like to fish. One of the main reasons I like catfishing is because it is one of the closest things to salt water fishing there is. I mean I live in TN and it is a pretty good little drive to the nearest salt water fishery. I have it on my agenda to catch a shark on rod and reel sometime befor I die. I have accomplished alot of my goals in fishing, but catching a Shark on rod and reel isn't one I have accomplished YET!!!!!!!!!LOL Just my two cents sorry for the rambling.:embarassed:
     
  15. Dragger

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    Think how big of a grill you would you would have to use.:lol: :eek:oooh: :big_smile: ...........
     
  16. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    I'm up for it! :big_smile:
     
  17. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    Me too, it's a little on the small side.:tounge_out:
     
  18. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    It's a shame the shark didn't sink the boat and eat the S.O.B's.
    Why would someone do that to such a magnificent animal. Those idiots will probably be complaining, if they aren't already that the seal population is eating all the fish and there they go, removing one of the very few natural predators of the seals.
    We, the human race, supposedly the most highly evolved life form on the planet, just won't be happy until we have screwed everything up completely...W
     
  19. BIG GEORGE

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    GOTTA KILL IT! GOTTA KILL IT! A$$holes!!!!!!!!!
     
  20. suddawg

    suddawg New Member

    What a damn shame. Don't understand why they just couldn't cut the rope, but then again, I wasn't in their situation. Still hate to see it end up dying, the whole time trying to just get away.

    SudDawg