Wow... funny you started a thread on this topic. As a matter of fact, I’ve been chased off my fishing spot by a GWS before. It was in 40 ft or so of water while I was fishing on a skiff. Must of been a 7-8 ft GWS. Darn thing took a live mackerel I was using for lingcod. At first I thought it was a sea lion because it just pulled drag so hard then all the sudden came up right under the boat and circled around. Then it came up again almost breaking the surface and I was able to get a real good look and see that it was a great white. Scared to death I immediately hold down the spook and broke it off and motored the heck away. Came back later and still can see it swimming around the area with its fin out of the water but this time there were more boats around so I wasn’t too scared.