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    Default Great White caught off Cape Lookout

    Subject: Cape Lookout Shark


    Cape Lookout Shark Cape Lookout is but a hop skip and jump from Morehead City. So much for swimming at the Cape.


    Morehead City, NC: While the vessel 'Dawn Raider' out of Anchorage Marina in Atlantic Beach, NC was fishing for Striped Bass (also locally known as Stripers), 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 being towed backward. 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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    Wow and they didn't get in trouble for bringing in a protected shark

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    Thumbs down I CALL BS....

    They musta needed a bigger crane to lift it and called in one from Nova Scotia,Canada....note the area code on the boom above the shark.TOTAL BS....

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    Yeah your right
    http://www.thehulltruth.com/sportfis...eat-white.html
    Was sent to me by a marine biologist too..........

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    I know that is a farse..GWs are FEDERALLY protected..

    Those guys wouldn't have that thing on display like that, unless it was with cuffs on and the shark in the background--for the prosecution of course..

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    Its a female mako, caught in 04, 1082.0lbs. During a shark tourney in nova scotia, won the winner only like 3k.

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    I did hear they were biting in the surf. LMAO
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    Default Good call (& eyes) on the phone #

    when in doubt,..... i whip it out..... snopes


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

    shark was caught, but not here, and not a GW, but a Mako.

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    Bogus

    This shark was caught in Nova Scotia in 2004. This picture/story has been passed around the net for a couple years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishdaddy View Post
    I did hear they were biting in the surf. LMAO
    I heard that was down near 49. They were after the swordfish.

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    shazaam,, thats a big fish.. dont care where or when.. i did not realize that makos got that durn big...

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    Wouldn't kayak fish in any waters known to have great whites.....not that the large bulls or hammerheads off "Hatteras" are anything to sneeze at....I can see a great white mistaking a kayak for a large seal.....always my favorie part of Shark Week....when you see the vids of the GWs hitting their prey from below at like 40 MPH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey Dave View Post
    .I can see a great white mistaking a kayak for a large seal.....always my favorie part of Shark Week....when you see the vids of the GWs hitting their prey from below at like 40 MPH.
    Thanks, Dave... I'll try to forget that before I surf launch again.
    Screw this, I'm going fishing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey Dave View Post
    Wouldn't kayak fish in any waters known to have great whites.....not that the large bulls or hammerheads off "Hatteras" are anything to sneeze at....I can see a great white mistaking a kayak for a large seal.....always my favorie part of Shark Week....when you see the vids of the GWs hitting their prey from below at like 40 MPH.
    I read an article on the net about a guy in a yak down in Australia that got checked out real good by a great white. Shark mouthed the yak a few times but was mainly interested in the bleeding fish in the yak. I'll see if I can find it. Good reading.

    Found it.
    http://www.fishingkites.co.nz/sharks...arkattack.html

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    Great article,
    He actually required therapy and meds after that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexy View Post
    Great article,
    He actually required therapy and meds after that?
    I dunno, but you are in a piece of plastic and a fish that big comes around...

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    Well y'all beat me to it, but I was definitely about to say its a big Mako ...too bad that killed it.

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    Man, that's one unlucky fish. He seems to get caught AT LEAST once a year up here in the Chessy. Usually around the Rt. 50 Ches. Bay Bridge/Sandy Point. I guess he got tired of all the trickery and headed down there to warmer waters. You would have thought he'd learn by now.

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    Teeth if nothing else were a dead give away.

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