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#946 Hoops61176

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Posted October 21 2012 - 6:17 PM

My brother and I were at Ocean City NJ today from 8:45am-2:45pm. I caught two stripers and the largest was 16". Both were on clam and caught around high tide. The bite was there for about an hour and then no takers at all on clam. No luck with any lures either. My brother got the skunk.


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#947 ranger9

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Posted October 21 2012 - 7:07 PM

We pm'd earlier.  I saw it in Sea Bright and he saw it in Asbury.

Yup on the Asbury/Ocean Grove border, she was swimming south


You are the third person report this shark in the past week. He was in Belmar last Tuesday and I heard off Spring Lake on Thursday. Do you mind saying wherr you saw this? He came inside the jetties on Tuesday and people watched him cruise the beach slowly, big fin above above the water. My friend saw him in Belmar and said the dorsal fin was a foot and a half above the surface of the water. I think the CG should be notified about this guy. He's quite large and fearless.


You are the third person report this shark in the past week. He was in Belmar last Tuesday and I heard off Spring Lake on Thursday. Do you mind saying wherr you saw this? He came inside the jetties on Tuesday and people watched him cruise the beach slowly, big fin above above the water. My friend saw him in Belmar and said the dorsal fin was a foot and a half above the surface of the water. I think the CG should be notified about this guy. He's quite large and fearless.


She was cruising fearlessly like you said uncomfortably close to shore, dorsal was at least a foot and a half and a very dark grey. This was the biggest shark that I have ever seen by far; and ive seen my fair share. She was too big to be anything but a white shark IMO


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Posted October 21 2012 - 7:17 PM

now i know why the bunker were swimming so close to shore. :shock:


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Posted October 21 2012 - 7:29 PM

Yup on the Asbury/Ocean Grove border, she was swimming south
She was cruising fearlessly like you said uncomfortably close to shore, dorsal was at least a foot and a half and a very dark grey. This was the biggest shark that I have ever seen by far; and ive seen my fair share. She was too big to be anything but a white shark IMO

How do you know it she and not he?


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Posted October 21 2012 - 7:35 PM

How do you know it she and not he?


:squid:.


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Posted October 21 2012 - 7:44 PM

um... hire bido.
he does have a striking resemblance to quint!  :D


I'll catch this bird for ya, buts it's got gonna be easy. Bad fish. Not like going down to the pond catchin bluegills n tommy cods. This shark, swallow ya whole. Little shakin lil tenderizing and down you go.


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Posted October 21 2012 - 7:46 PM

How do you know it she and not he?


I don't, it is thought the females usually get a little bigger than the males do. Kinda like our friends with stripes


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Posted October 21 2012 - 7:55 PM

I had someone tell me they saw it up by the hook about a week ago. Wow. :shock:


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Posted October 21 2012 - 7:58 PM

I don't, it is thought the females usually get a little bigger than the males do. Kinda like our friends with stripes

Wait till you see his girl friend...;)


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Posted October 21 2012 - 8:34 PM

Fished IBSP from 11am until dark. Two skates on clams and had a bass follow a Danny right to my feet and saw another bass flip a tail a few times right in the wash. Girlfriend had a fish on for about half a minute on an AVA but it came undone. That was it for me.

But I was at the pocket today and was watching the boats out at the inlet. Saw something big with what looked like a big dorsal fin swimming south just north of the jetty tip. I could see the outline in the water, looked pretty good sized, wasnt a dolphin. Whatever it was it disappeared as it got closer to the jetty.


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Posted October 21 2012 - 9:10 PM

Nah - its just a blue shark chasing white perch (the sea run ones :p


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Posted October 21 2012 - 10:00 PM

Fished Sandy Hook form about 12 -4pm today with my brother in law and my 2 nephews- 1 skate on bunker, 1 short fluke on bunker, and one weakfish on a teaser.


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Posted October 21 2012 - 10:28 PM

Yup on the Asbury/Ocean Grove border, she was swimming south
She was cruising fearlessly like you said uncomfortably close to shore, dorsal was at least a foot and a half and a very dark grey. This was the biggest shark that I have ever seen by far; and ive seen my fair share. She was too big to be anything but a white shark IMO


I don't post much so perhaps that may detract from my credibility but here goes. Maybe this is a Basking shark. After reading these reports, it sounds like the shark was cruising slowly on the surface for a long period of time. That seems like the behavior of a Basking shark rather than a Great white which tends to go deeper at times. In addition, large Great Whites eat meat. I know there are sometimes seals around in the fall/winter but not in great numbers. Just my guess.

Here's a link- http://www.masslive....k_may_have.html


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Posted October 22 2012 - 12:17 AM

I don't post much so perhaps that may detract from my credibility but here goes. Maybe this is a Basking shark. After reading these reports, it sounds like the shark was cruising slowly on the surface for a long period of time. That seems like the behavior of a Basking shark rather than a Great white which tends to go deeper at times. In addition, large Great Whites eat meat. I know there are sometimes seals around in the fall/winter but not in great numbers. Just my guess.
Here's a link- http://www.masslive....k_may_have.html


Hey!!!!! Don't go ruining a good fish tale with facts. It was a Great White. 25 footer. And it's looking for people. Not seals. :D


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Posted October 22 2012 - 7:32 AM

And it's looking for people. Not seals. :D


First thought was they'd prefer the seals to people because of the thick layer of fat. Then, I went to Walmart and OMG!!! :D


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