New Jersey Maneater pictures

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  1. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    Hello fellow members. I took these pics 3 years a go in Barnegat inlet in new jersey. We were fishing for cocktail bluefish when we noticed its dorsal about 40 yards away. We were able to follow and observe this fish for about 1 and a half hours before the coast guard came snd politely kicked it out of the bay LOL. This is the second great white that I have seen in New Jersey but this is the first one I have ever seen in a back bay before. Sorry about waiting so long. I just came across these in my old tackle bag at my fathers house.
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  2. bigcatmaniac

    bigcatmaniac New Member

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    Those are some great pictures, thanks for sharing.
     

  3. heavyduty

    heavyduty New Member

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    Thanks for the pics! I bet that was exciting!
     
  4. jerseycat9

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    The strangest thing about this whole event was there were people swimming not far from where we were and they decided to try and swim over towards our position to see what all the boats and people were doing. Luckily for them the coast guard arrived and shut down the area from boat traffic and swimmers while they gave him an escort back out to the open water
     
  5. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    One of the coolest parts of the experience is when the Coast Guard used fire hose to coax him out of the shallows. The next day there were people in boats all over the place trying to get a glimpse of the shark.But the DNR said that the shark wandered into the river by accident. But a couple of sickly looking seals had been harrasing boaters in the same inlet for two weeks pryor maybe he was looking for an easy meal
     
  6. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing those great pics, Terry!
     
  7. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    Thats awesome. thanks for sharing.
     
  8. The J-Man!

    The J-Man! New Member

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    That was incredible! Thanks for sharing those. I imagine the shark was a little spooked from all the boats that were around.
     
  9. splitshot

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    Thanks for sharing Terry, those were some great pics.
     
  10. SHARON FLEMING

    SHARON FLEMING New Member

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    Terry, thaks for sharing great pictures
    Sharon
     
  11. Little Luey

    Little Luey New Member

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    Wow, I didn't think they will survive in fresh water.
     
  12. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    cant beleive you didnt toss it a line with some stink bait , :lol: i wouldve
     
  13. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Terry, that is really cool! That must an amazing feeling to even see a great white in person let alone get that close to one! Thanks for sharing the pics bro!
     
  14. Ace

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    Brother Terry Those are some great pics I bet your glad you had your camera on board. The water looks shallow you can see the bottom thanks for sharing.

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  15. jerseycat9

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    Thanks for the responses. This shark was around ten feet in length give or take a foot he was in the river mouth at high tide when the saltwater was at its highest levels. The coast guard came out to rescue the fish bfore low tide beached him and eventually killed him. The only other one that I have seen was about six miles out on a party boat. we were chumming for bluefish which brought him to the boat. That shark was roughly around 16 feet long. But seeing the one that I have pictures of in such shallow water within arms reach was just an awesome experience to say the least. Definately glad I had a camera that day.
     
  16. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    Awesowe!!! Thanx.
     
  17. SkiMax

    SkiMax New Member

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    awesome stuff! that is really neat, I bet that's a great story! One time I found like a 15 pound flathead stranded in a small pool way up a creek and I brag about that, U definately beat me! lol
     
  18. tomcat85

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    dang terry those are some awesome pictures. haha imagine hooking into that thing! i wouldve loved to have watched it like that. thanks for sharing.
     
  19. catfisher43

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    great pictures Terry.Thanks for sharing.
     
  20. copycat

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    Interesting Terry, I think around 1910 there were a number of people killed in the surf and one person was killed in a tidal river in that same area by a great white. Wana go sharkin?:crazy: :roll_eyes: