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Shark Caught Near SPSP

post #1 of 8
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Annapolis MD
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.
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post #2 of 8
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

http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/yarmouth.asp
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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

http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/yarmouth.asp



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.
post #4 of 8
Happy April Fools !!!

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Originally Posted by DerrickT View Post
Annapolis MD
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.
post #5 of 8
This was good. I am reading the post and thinking how can a shark drown and is the bay salty enough and the right temperature for a shark's survival. It is on time too. A lot of guys are exagerating about what they catch and how far they can cast. When you see them out, they can't even cast straight.
post #6 of 8
Considering great whites are an endangered species and must be released, the report is obviously a fake.
post #7 of 8
its a mako not a great white
post #8 of 8
this shark was caught near nova scocia
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