Shark 2

Discussion in 'Salt Water Fishing' started by capt.kirk, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. capt.kirk

    capt.kirk Guest

    I live on 1 of 6 brackish water canels in a park in new port richey and was
    trolling around just fishing for whatever happened along,well i come up behind
    a home on another canal and dropped anchor,started casting a live crawler,
    around the banks when all the sudden this guy comes out and told me he had
    a pet catfish he had been feeding so dont throw around his area,i told him
    ok and that i would like to see it sometime,he replied ok i will see if i can
    get him to come up,well he has a steel post in the ground on the water edge
    he starts beating on the post with a hammer and shure enough here comes
    something swimming just under the surface,when it gets close to him the
    dorsal fin was up out of the water,did not look like any cat fin i ever saw
    well hestarts throwing it food and said he could even pet it,i asked if he would mind if i drifted over to get a good look he told me ok but be real
    quiet well i get real close and could tell it was some kind of shark that had
    come thru the huge tubes that supply our waters to the canals,i backed
    off and told him mister that is not a catfish you are feeding,its a shark,
    looked to be about 46"long,he smarted off telling me he knew all about
    catfish,so i told him i did not mean to upset him,go ahead and feed that
    fish,and i would check back from time to time to count his fingers. i checked
    behind his home yeasterday and the steel pole he had been beating on was
    no longer there or the chum bag he had been using.talked to a neighbor
    and asked about the man that fed and petted the fish,neighbor said he
    was taken by ems to the hospital to have 3 fingers reconstructed.
    i dont know it all by a long shot but i know a SHARK when i see one.
    i feel sorry that he got hurt,but he was warned,just thought i would share
    this with every one.probably is what DAVID LETTERMAN would call STUPID
    HUMAN TRICKS.
    KIRK :rolleyes:
     
  2. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    Come on now, don't you know anything? That was one of them there sabre toothed catfish! :rolleyes:

    Eric
     

  3. Creteus

    Creteus New Member

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    Intresting story. Some people just don't listen to reason. I guess he'll be more careful in the future about touching the fish. I don't reach for any saltwater fish unless I've got a hook in him and hes grounded.
     
  4. Gator

    Gator New Member

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    Capt sounds to me like, and I hate to say it, but he got what he ask for. I mean after all you did tell him and you were fishing so he should of listened to you are at least ask if your were sure. I have been around that area your in many times and know you get a lot of folks from up north that have never seen a shark. But if you ask they know all there is about them as they have seen JawsÂ…. LOL I feel sorry for the guy but man if your going to feed something in the wild at least know what it is your feeding.
     
  5. capt.kirk

    capt.kirk Guest

    GATOR you hit it right on the head, he was from up north and did not know
    what he was feeding,we have signs posted on the end of all canals saying
    DONT FEED THE WILD LIFE. ;)

    I have only seen the SABER TOOTH CAT 1 time since,and he was in my
    canal chasing a school of mullet.i am not going to inviate him to dinner :eek:

    SABER TOOTH CAT FISH thats a good one :D
    KIRK
     
  6. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    Dang....we'll I guess that guy wont be feeding any more "sabre tooth catfish" :rolleyes: :D At least I hope not. Sorry he got hurt, but hey you warned him.....he didnt listen, its his own fault.

    "Sabre tooth catfish" :glare: :glare: that is a good one :D
     
  7. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    I'm glad I was able to provide you with some comic relief! :cool:

    Eric
     
  8. Gator

    Gator New Member

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    Capt bring him to dinner they are great on a grill.
     
  9. dreamcatcher

    dreamcatcher New Member

    How do you mistake a shark for a catfish? :sad: :0a13: :005: Other than both not having scales, there is no resemblance at all. The dorsal and caudal fin alone would be a dead giveaway. Talk about from the north - that guy must of been from waaaaay up north if you know what I mean...
     
  10. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    And lets not forget about teeth, that their is one of the many dead giveaway it is a shark and not a catfish.
     
  11. capt.kirk

    capt.kirk Guest

    Last time i went in the canal he lives on,i eased my way up towards the back of his house,and the steel stake that he was beating on and the container
    he kept chum in was no longer there. :)

    a few days ago i was setting in the boat fishing,still tied up to the dock,
    looked to my left and saw the dangest fin flying thru the water,it was not
    a shark,and i dont have clue what it was all tho what short time i had to
    see it,kind of reminded me of a sailfish fin,but i dooonntt think so????
    kirk :confused:
     
  12. Gator

    Gator New Member

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    Try catching it and see.... LOL just watch the fingers... LOL
     
  13. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Capt.Kirk, it was a dorkfish, just ask Bill Engvall