Shark Caught Near SPSP
Posted April 01 2008 - 09:54 PM
While the vessel 'Dawn Raider' out of Marklys Marina in Essex, Md. was fishing for Striped Bass (also locally known as Rock Fish), 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 a round it's tail ! And that's when things heated up!!
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 degree water is considered ideal for these sharks, the larger ones can tolerate water in the low 50s.
Posted April 02 2008 - 04:24 PM
Originally Posted by Phishhead
HAHAHAHA, this is one of my favorite Chesapeake Bay urban legends that I see in emails all the time from friends because I fish that area
I accually googled the number on the side of teh lift and descovered it was a false report. But I figured I leave it up to see how many believed it.
Posted April 02 2008 - 05:16 PM
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