Interesting

Discussion in 'Gateway Catfishing Club' started by Gringoloco, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Gringoloco

    Gringoloco Member

    Messages:
    426
    State:
    Ft. Belvoir, VA
    Name:
    Josh
    I was watching a show the other night on the top 10 deadliest sharks of the world. I have always thought the Great White was the biggest predator but it turns out more shark attacks on humans have come from the Bullshark. And when they started explaining why, I was shocked. This shark has adapted itself to swim and live in fresh water. I did some internet research and bullsharks have been spotted and some caught in the Mississippi River as far up as St. Louis, Mo. I have always had a fear of sharks since watching Jaws as a kid. But really became more aware of how they attack when I saw a hammerhead attack a seaturtle while I was scuba diving when I was stationed with my dad in Panama the country. I would have never thought that a saltwater shark could thrive in fresh water. But fresh water Bullshark attacks are very common in many parts of the world. So has anyone ever spotted a shark or caught one out of the rivers around us? I thought I pulled out a shark one time when I caught a 4-5lb sturgeon by Chain of Rocks in Alton because I had no clue what it was until I did some research.
     
  2. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,525
    State:
    Winfield, MO
    Name:
    Darryl
    Thats why I don't like to swim. I won't even go in the ocean anymore. Don't even like to swim in freshwater.:roll_eyes: Snakes, snapping turtles etc......:crazy:

    Maybe even a 200lb Blue Cat looking for a meal, that would be sweet revenge for the fish eh?
     

  3. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

    Messages:
    3,128
    State:
    MO / MT
  4. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,525
    State:
    Winfield, MO
    Name:
    Darryl
    SEE!!!!! I have good reason to fear the water!:wink:....well......besides the fact that I am a lousy swimmer. If skippy ever ends up in the water, lifejacket or not, you'll see me leaving a roostertail to the nearest bank.:smile2:
     
  5. Gringoloco

    Gringoloco Member

    Messages:
    426
    State:
    Ft. Belvoir, VA
    Name:
    Josh
    Thanks for the linked article about them, so they have made it up even further than what I have read. I don't think I will ever swim in a river again or lake again!!! I go on quite a few floats trips in the year and never worried about anything other than gar and snakes and sometimes snapping turtles :eek:oooh:
     
  6. hillbilly25002000

    hillbilly25002000 New Member

    Messages:
    847
    State:
    missouri
    ive heard the stories too but didnt think they could swim that far up river the was a good article to interesting
     
  7. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

    Messages:
    3,128
    State:
    MO / MT
    LOL!! You guys are funny! You didn't read the entire article! You all need to read the fine print all the way at the bottom of the page.:wink::smile2:
     
  8. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

    Messages:
    3,334
    State:
    South Cent
    Very Nice Bill, LMAO! But there is an old photo and article from like the 30's 40's sometime back when Bob and Harry started fishing anyway, with 2 guys from Alton that caught a bull Shark, has the old pic and all.... Was even on one of them discovery channel shows. Heck it may have been Bob and Harry......:smile2:
     
  9. Gringoloco

    Gringoloco Member

    Messages:
    426
    State:
    Ft. Belvoir, VA
    Name:
    Josh
    A[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]ny resemblance in the above story to actual fact may be coincidental and could be disregarded, depending on your mood. April Fools![/FONT]


    :smile2:
     
  10. bluecatnut

    bluecatnut New Member

    Messages:
    891
    State:
    freeburg illinois
    i remember seeing that on monster hunter it was a crazy show
     
  11. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,525
    State:
    Winfield, MO
    Name:
    Darryl
    :beat_shot:Oopsie woopsie..... guess I didn't read the small print at the bottom!

    You got me!

    EDIT: Wait a cotton-picken minute? What about the link Randy posted?
     
  12. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

    Messages:
    5,379
    State:
    Arnold, MO
    There was a Bull shark caught 8-10 years ago at the chain of rocks low water dam. I think it was snagged.
     
  13. olejer

    olejer New Member

    Messages:
    1,738
    State:
    Herculaneum Mo.
    Sonds like some more cave fish stories to me
     
  14. olddriller

    olddriller New Member

    Messages:
    260
    State:
    Missouri
    Very interesting Bill, Thanks for posting
     
  15. theonecatfishbob

    theonecatfishbob New Member

    Messages:
    4,100
    State:
    Wright City, Missouri
    Do not fear what is in the river. If anything you should fear the river. Or at least have one hell of a bunch of respect for it.:wink:
     
  16. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,525
    State:
    Winfield, MO
    Name:
    Darryl
    Bob, I fear all water, don't even get in that big whirlpool tub too much.:smile2: I prefer to shower.

    Thats funny that I spent 10+ years in the Navy and sailed almost around the world. LOL!!

    Don't have a problem in a boat as long as she is seaworthy. In the water is a place i would prefer to stay out of.

    Got caught in a riptide off Waikiki Beach in Oahu on shore leave and thought I was gonna drown.:crazy: That was it for me. I remember another close call at the Cuivre River State Park when I was a kid. I'll wear my PFD and stay in the boat thank you.:smile2:

    I respect the river and am not afraid to navigate it but I Ain't getting outta the BOAT!
     
  17. Brentkeele

    Brentkeele New Member

    Messages:
    445
    State:
    Nokomis, Illinois
    Bill, you totally had me! That is some good stuff.:smile2::smile2:
     
  18. BEHITJ

    BEHITJ New Member

    Messages:
    1,014
    State:
    Wentzville
    I think Kutter is right there was one caught here some years back.
     
  19. theonecatfishbob

    theonecatfishbob New Member

    Messages:
    4,100
    State:
    Wright City, Missouri
    I caught a shark. Kept her for 12 years. I threw her back though. Cost me good too.:smile2::confused2::tounge_out: