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Sharks and Stripers

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As I was releasing my first fish of the year yesterday, stories came into my mind of guys having fish stolen by sharks either while bringing them in or releasing them. I was in very deep water so I was not concerned but the thought of a shark taking off my hand was very spooky indeed. See pic of the revive below. Any thoughts on the danger of sharks to stripers/striper fishermen?

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One night a few years ago I had a large shark (10'+) cruise by in the rip while wetsuiting a spot near Woods Hole. An experience to say the least when your 40yrds out on a partially submerged rockpile.

 

There's lots of Browns in the Boulder fields as well but they generally leave you alone unless your throwing snakes.

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I was bleeding a couple fish over the tail off nauset once and told my buddy to keep his eyes peeled as I didn’t want to come up without my hands. 
 

if you’re in ccb. It’s a real possibility 

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11 hours ago, CaptSkip said:

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   The exact reason why I bought a net over the winter. PIA to use in the kayak but hopefully will keep bad things from happening.

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That's me, 1975.  I was fishing an umbrella on wire in Quicks Hole. I knew there was a shark hanging around since I saw the fin a few times over the course of the day.  

Hooked up a double, bass and blue on the umbrella when...chomp! Mr Shark took half my fish. 

 

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2 hours ago, bob_G said:

That's me, 1975.  I was fishing an umbrella on wire in Quicks Hole. I knew there was a shark hanging around since I saw the fin a few times over the course of the day.  

Hooked up a double, bass and blue on the umbrella when...chomp! Mr Shark took half my fish. 

 

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Bob.  Strikes me as a pretty clean bit, yes?  I see no jagged edges as in post # 4.  Which, as I recall, brings me to the following point.

 

Wasn't there some question about this pic some months back and someone questioned if in fact a shark could have severed that bass so cleanly, and quite possibly it could have been a seal, rather than a shark, that halved the bass?

 

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3 hours ago, bob_G said:

That's me, 1975.  I was fishing an umbrella on wire in Quicks Hole. I knew there was a shark hanging around since I saw the fin a few times over the course of the day.  

Hooked up a double, bass and blue on the umbrella when...chomp! Mr Shark took half my fish. 

 

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@stripahslayah watch out for seals too.  I almost had one take my hand off last year when I was leaning over to land a fish in CCB.  In my experience the struggling/fighting fish is what will draw a bite.  so you should be ok releasing/reviving a fish that isnt battling you.  but you legitimately have to be careful these days it is not a joke there are a ton of GWs and seals around Billingsgate and ptown especially.  There are multiple fish taken by sharks daily out there.

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Just now, BrianBM said:

Do brown sharks ever take a seal?

 

If warm water brings tiger sharks here, perhaps they can help.

I don't think so Brian.  I think browns are strictly fish eaters.

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2 mins ago, BrianBM said:

Do brown sharks ever take a seal?

 

If warm water brings tiger sharks here, perhaps they can help.

I would highly doubt it.....but they'll smash an eel, live or rigged.

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