LARGE inshore predator

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  1. mbowers

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    I'm glad you posted it, I'm just interested in a detailed discussion of the possible suspects. :) Hope you get an even better look next time!
     
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    I was in thigh deep water @ 0500 this morning first couple of casts, looked over to see a n olive green brown eight inch chunk of tail above the water, attached to about a 12' six gill shark type fish, it was about 4' away pointed into current, lots of little sand eel fish, it showly moved away up current, I cast at it twice, amazing to see.
     
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  5. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Makes me wonder if the report of the Great White smacking a flasher/squid combo 10 years or so ago wasn't a 7 gill instead.
     
  6. Tony Polizzi

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    This big fish was moving slow and deliberate like a basking shark or a paddle fish, kind of like just filtering along, it was an amazing thing to see, it just moseid along out onto the flats into the 3 or 4 knot current towards the main channel, this spot is more like a wide shallow river.
     
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    Also this is probably the only place in the world I could explain what I saw and have no one ask why in the world I was standing in thigh deep water at 0500 with a 12' shark. Gotta love the NW.
     
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  8. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Cool stuff you'd never even know about unless you were out there by the crack of dawn. Myself I'm just waking up about then, unless I set my alarm. By the time I'm out the door, I'm usually already late for the show.
     
  9. Ed Call

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    Didn't ask because I know you had already deployed your shat shark repellent. Admire your ability to calmly move away and get some casts off.
     
  10. Tony Polizzi

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    That's really cool Tony, something you don't see everyday.... or life time, and I'll probably never see one cause the only 5:00 I ever see is the PM one. With all these interesting sightings maybe I need to think about getting up earlier.
     
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  14. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    I've known that fisherman, Bob, for many years and he worked as the marine collector for the Point Defiance Aquarium for a long time and had caught a number of six and seven-gills during his career. He would have known the difference.
     
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