LARGE inshore predator

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

  1. formerguide

    formerguide Active Member

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    Great story, thanks for sharing, I kept humming the Jaws theme in the back of my head while reading!

    Dan
     
  2. Robbi K

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    During the 2009 pink season in Puget Sound, I saw two six gill sharks near the south end of Vashon Island. They were huge, probably 12+ feet long. They surprised the heck out of me, but it was a fantastic experience, both times. After I saw the first one, I called the Seattle Aquarium and spoke with a fellow who has been studying these sharks in Puget Sound. He confirmed the ID, and said that although rare, they do come into shallow water to feed if food is available. The two I saw were in 10 to 12 feet of water. One followed a hooked pink towards my boat but broke off the chase when it got close to the boat. If you saw nothing or heard nothing after the slashing of the chum fry, I agree, it wasn't a mammal. Their breathing, especially porpoise, can be heard for hundreds of yards.
    What ever it was, what an experience!

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  3. zen leecher aka bill w

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

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    I bet the action was at Purdy. I read on the internet the fishing was good there.
     
  4. Alex MacDonald

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    Sharks: kinda like ambulance-chasing lawyers, only the sharks smell better! When we were surfing Drake's Beach in Marin Co. down in CA, we always had one guy with big binoculars and one of those air horn things, to watch for "shadows" beyond the surf line. Lots of whites in that area. Some years ago in the Salt Creek area, a white hit an abalone diver. Took his head off. They found the corpse, but never found his head.
     
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    We all know it was a saltwater Lockness Monster.
     
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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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    Maidmer?
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  8. Tony Polizzi

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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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  10. 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.
     
  11. 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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  13. 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.
     
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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.
     
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