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It's all the fault of The Discovery Channel, their "Shark Week" got the critters all stirred up! It's not their fault, they were brainwashed by the media feeding them violent images! cwm12.gif

 

I hope little Aron recovers fully so he can get back out there and catch that dang Bull Shark. biggrin.gif

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I hope the kid recovers quickly and completely smile.gif

 

I wonder if the kid was trying it hand catch a fish or was landing a fish? I can't imagine the shark jumping out of the water to grab the arm.

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This coupled with the fact the LI Fisherman reports an 1100 lb. Great White off Montauk is chilling to say the least.

 

This past weekend I was commenting on how many sharks were being photographed at the docks over the last few days I was there, I saw many BIG threshers and Mako's, guys were telling of releasing tigers too...

 

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Hope the kid makes a total recovery icon14.gif

 

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Yikes icon25.gif I hope he's gonna recover fully, sounds like a lot of soft tissue and bone damage redface.gif

 

Knee deep water...imagine being attacked in knee deep water? icon25.gif I always feel very safe that shallow.

 

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Gad -

It sounds like he had a shoal of fish around him and he was fishing at about waist deep. I would guess his hand looked like a sea trout to the shark?????

How many time are we waist deep crankin' the reel underwater... eek.gif

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wow. that hits home and really scares me.

i have wadefished in water up to and over my chest coral reefs in puerto rico many hundreds of yards from shore with schools of goggle eyes and grunts all around me. i chummed up the reef one time with about 3 lbs of chum and life exploded everywhere. i cant say i wasnt nervous.

nighttime is worst. wading out alone and something brushes against your leg! yikes!!

i have been lucky though and never saw a shark. many many cudas though. once a school of sardines took shelter from a 4' cuda by swimming between my legs!! im miore scared of sharks though, cuda have looked me in the eye, looked at the snapper on my line, looked back at me.. and zoomed off with the snapper.

be careful out there, guys, this certainly has me thinking...

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Yikes icon25.gif I hope he's gonna recover fully, sounds like a lot of soft tissue and bone damage redface.gif

 

Knee deep water...imagine being attacked in knee deep water? icon25.gif I always feel very safe that shallow.

 

TimS

 

AMERICAN ATTACKS

 

THE JERSEY MAN-EATER (or the 'Jersey Person-Eater' for those more politically correct than I)

 

Although 'Jaws' is completely fictional, its account of what might happen if a big GW decided to camp offshore of a beach resort community faintly echoes the occurrences of a 12-day period in New Jersey during July of 1916. During this short span, five men were attacked by sharks with four of them being fatal. The first, a young man named Charles Vansant, was about 50 feet from shore when he was bitten on his left thigh. He died of massive blood loss less than two hours later.

 

Five days later, about 45 miles north of the first attack, Charles Bruder was hit by a shark that took both his feet. Although a lifeboat was launched at the moment he began to scream, he was about 400 feet from shore - too far to help. He perished within minutes of his arrival at shore.

 

Six days passed before the next incident. In what would be the worst of the Jersey attacks, a young boy named Lester Stillwell was pulled under while swimming with friends in Matawan Creek, some 30 miles north of the second attack. Several men dived into the creek to attempt a rescue only to have one of them, the ironically-named Stanley Fisher, bitten on his right thigh. A large amount of flesh was taken in the attack and although Fisher made it to the operating table, the damage was too great and he, too, fell victim to a shark.

 

The final victim was on his way to shore as word spread of the Stillwater-Fisher attacks but was too late. He was lucky, receiving only a laceration that managed to miss any major arteries.

 

The Jersey attacks are not noteworthy for being GW attacks. Although it is likely that a GW or a close relative like the mako shark was responsible for the first two attacks, no GW has ever demonstrated a propensity towards venturing into a freshwater (as opposed to seawater) area. The only shark noteworthy of this behavior is the bull shark and this was the likely suspect of the final three attacks. However, the media frenzy surrounding the attacks and the fears that they spread are indicative of the public's continuing fascination with shark attacks.

 

 

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