Skip to comments.Thrill Seekers Catch Record-Breaking Shark
Posted on 06/05/2013 11:25:32 AM PDT by nickcarraway
Fishermen caught an unprecedented 1,323.5-pound shark off the coast off Southern California Monday afternoon.
Any time youre dealing with an apex predator at a food source, its frightening, said Corey Knowlton, an associate hunting consultant with The Huntington Consortium who was a part of the team that caught the shark. You are three to four feet away from something with the absolute ability to kill you. When it comes towards you, it comes with the purpose of killing and eating something.
Jason Johnston of Mesquite, Texas, boat captain Matt Potter of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Knowlton, who is the co-host of the hunting show The Professionals, caught the short fin mako shark 15 miles away from shore in feeding waters.
The shark measured 11 feet in length and eight feet in circumference.
It took two hours to reel the shark in, Knowlton told ABC News. Really, it was Jason who caught it and Matt who is the real genius behind it. Hes able to look at the water temperature and underwater structures and see where the sharks are based on how they are feeding.
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I’ve tried but I just can’t muster sympathy for the shark.
Did they use surfers for bait?
Sharks, snakes, spiders and socialists.
The only good one, is a dead one.
I love Sharks especially when they are chomping down on and removing some idiot California liberal surfing in their territory!
The first three in your list have never caused the severity of problems for humans as the last. The first three serve a purpose in nature.
I’m glad you threw ‘liberal’ in there.
Thrill seekers? Hardly - sitting in a boat fishing isn’t exactly dangerous. Jump in the water with nothing but a knife and then we’ll talk...
For the record, there are a number of conservative surfers and Christian surfers. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher surfs.
It’s a sport designed for independent people, when you think about it.
Looks kinda small.
They’re all four phobias of mine...
“an apex predator “
Good term for the IRS.
What a life sharks have. They eat, poop and make little sharks.
The only things that can stop them are Orca’s. And with Ted Kennedy dead, they have clear sailing.
LOL RF! Love Quint. Wouldn’t he have been fun to hang out with?
I understand...sharks were definitely a phobia of mine after seeing Jaws at age 7. I just don't go into the ocean...which isn't too difficult here in CO. Snakes not a fan of either, but I do save spiders in a cup and put them outdoors. Leftists...no way to avoid them unfortunately.
When I went to my Seaman school in the Navy...
(Okay, stop laughing)
I asked our instructor, “In the movie, “Jaws,” the tale was said, “Little brown eel comes outta the cave, swims into the hole...”
He replied, “That knot was a bowline.”
Yeah. I love Quint, too.
I’d love to sit with him and drink some of his special, “Make it meself - pretty good stuff!”
I didn't start laughing until you said that. :)
Yeah. I love Quint, too...
Yep...it would be worth the hangover. Salty, fun character through and through.
I can't remember what they said it was in the movie.
They didn’t say what it was in the movie. Which is why I asked my instructor.
Oh okay...I thought he might have called it something else in the movie incorrectly. During his Indianapolis speech I think he stated a date incorrectly. I should know this stuff off the top of my head! I’m a huge Jaws fan...need to brush up. ;)
Did they use surfers for bait?
Popular story recently in the press; what isn’t widely reported is that Knowlton used his mother-in-law for bait.
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