LARGE inshore predator

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Milt Roe, May 15, 2013.

  1. 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!
     
  2. Maidmer?
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  3. 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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  4. :D:D:D
     
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  5. 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. 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.
     
  7. 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. 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. 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. 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.
     
  11. Aquatic Sasquatch - for sure!
     
  12. news fish.jpg
     
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  13. 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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