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Thrill Seekers Catch Record-Breaking Shark
ABC News ^ | Jun 5, 2013 | Geetika Rudra

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 you’re 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. He’s 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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1 posted on 06/05/2013 11:25:32 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I’ve tried but I just can’t muster sympathy for the shark.


2 posted on 06/05/2013 11:28:01 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: nickcarraway

Did they use surfers for bait?


3 posted on 06/05/2013 11:33:21 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: skeeter
“Once caught a 15 footer off of Montauc.”
4 posted on 06/05/2013 11:34:52 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: skeeter
I just can’t muster sympathy for the shark

Sharks, snakes, spiders and socialists.
The only good one, is a dead one.

5 posted on 06/05/2013 11:35:24 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: skeeter

I love Sharks especially when they are chomping down on and removing some idiot California liberal surfing in their territory!


6 posted on 06/05/2013 11:36:55 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: nickcarraway

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZJ83cPTzWs


7 posted on 06/05/2013 11:38:38 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: grobdriver

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.


8 posted on 06/05/2013 11:41:39 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Red_Devil 232

I’m glad you threw ‘liberal’ in there.


9 posted on 06/05/2013 11:41:56 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: nickcarraway

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...


10 posted on 06/05/2013 11:43:37 AM PDT by stormer
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To: Red_Devil 232

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.


11 posted on 06/05/2013 11:47:39 AM PDT by married21
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To: nickcarraway

Looks kinda small.


12 posted on 06/05/2013 11:48:49 AM PDT by farlander (Fiat Justitia, Ruat Caelum. Sic Semper Tyrannis!)
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To: beaversmom

They’re all four phobias of mine...


13 posted on 06/05/2013 11:50:08 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: beaversmom

"Once knew a lady named Mary Lee,
Died at the age of one-hundred-and-three,
For fifteen years she kept her virginity,
Not a bad record from this vicinity....
14 posted on 06/05/2013 11:50:22 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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“an apex predator “

Good term for the IRS.


15 posted on 06/05/2013 11:50:40 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (ok)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

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.


16 posted on 06/05/2013 11:58:09 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: RandallFlagg

LOL RF! Love Quint. Wouldn’t he have been fun to hang out with?


17 posted on 06/05/2013 12:46:20 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: grobdriver
They’re all four phobias of mine...

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.

18 posted on 06/05/2013 12:49:31 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

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!”


19 posted on 06/05/2013 1:04:54 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: RandallFlagg
(Okay, stop laughing)

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.

20 posted on 06/05/2013 1:21:43 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: RandallFlagg
He replied, “That knot was a bowline.”

I can't remember what they said it was in the movie.

21 posted on 06/05/2013 1:23:16 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

They didn’t say what it was in the movie. Which is why I asked my instructor.


22 posted on 06/05/2013 1:33:19 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: RandallFlagg

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. ;)


23 posted on 06/05/2013 1:55:56 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: from occupied ga

Did they use surfers for bait?


Nope, penguin on the top hook and a sea otter on the bottom.


24 posted on 06/05/2013 4:02:07 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (ENFORCE The Bill of Rights.....It's the Law!)
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To: nickcarraway

Popular story recently in the press; what isn’t widely reported is that Knowlton used his mother-in-law for bait.


25 posted on 06/06/2013 1:22:56 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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