Tiger shark eats kayak fishermen's catch

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by WonkyWapiti, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. WonkyWapiti

    WonkyWapiti Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Maple Valley, WA
  2. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,011
    Likes Received:
    419
    Location:
    Silverdale, WA
    Yeah, the wife showed that vid to me this morning.

    All I can say is: if you fish in shark waters, expect to see sharks!

    Although I think I'd be havin' some brown streaks in the BVDs if that happened to me!!! :)
     
  3. fisherjon

    fisherjon Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Oak Harbor,Washington
    yah i would of had to spray out my kayak when i got home
     
    freestoneangler likes this.
  4. wetfeet

    wetfeet Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    tacoma washington
    Saw that on youtube earlier tonight. That guy resposponded extremly well considering, I would have been paddle fast asap!
     
  5. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2006
    Messages:
    4,592
    Media:
    24
    Likes Received:
    912
    Location:
    Edgewood, WA
    Why I prefer fishing and wading the fresh waters of the Rocky Mountain West!
     
  6. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2004
    Messages:
    5,706
    Likes Received:
    562
    Location:
    Somewhere on the Coast
    That dude stayed really cool, and handled that well. It was lucky for him that the shark went for the fish before he had the fish to hand.
    Like a lot of kayak anglers, I use a "lip-gripper" for bottom fish, rather than a net. I like a net when I'm fishing for salmon or trout.
     
  7. WonkyWapiti

    WonkyWapiti Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Maple Valley, WA
    It made me think of a time that I was body boarding on the west coast of Australia and I was standing in chest deep water when I felt something bump my leg. That creeped me out.
     
  8. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2004
    Messages:
    5,706
    Likes Received:
    562
    Location:
    Somewhere on the Coast
    That's where I'd go bodyboarding if I had a death wish! The plane would probably crash before I got there, but that's known to be one of the sharkier zones for playing in the water.
     
  9. WonkyWapiti

    WonkyWapiti Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Maple Valley, WA
    I was in the Marine Corps at the time and had been 200 miles inland in the outback basically for wargames for the previous two weeks. They trucked us to the coast for a couple of days of R&R and I was just happy to not be sleeping with scorpions and spiders and didn't think about the nasty things in the water at the time.
     
  10. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,011
    Likes Received:
    419
    Location:
    Silverdale, WA
    On a trip to Oz back in the 90s my buddy and I dove and snorkeled on the Great Barrier Reef out of Cairns on the east side.

    All we saw were small blacktip reef sharks.

    Although I've seen some pretty large six-gills here in Puget Sound (not diving, just due to knowing some aquarium marine collectors) those little tropical guys were enough for me! Wouldn't want to meet up with their larger cousins!! ;)
     
  11. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,767
    Likes Received:
    948
    Location:
    Columbia Basin
    I'd definitely have a kayak to clean & disinfect. Wow!
     
  12. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2005
    Messages:
    1,182
    Likes Received:
    377
    Location:
    the beach
    I don't think I would have tried to pull it into the boat. I could jsut imagine that thing jumping up for it. Ugh.
     
  13. Jim Darden

    Jim Darden Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2004
    Messages:
    953
    Likes Received:
    233
    Location:
    Bellingham, Wa.
    This bait fisherman is a whimp....a fly fisherman would have put on a BIG streamer and caught the shark....now that would be a story!!!
     
    WonkyWapiti likes this.

Share This Page