i read the stripers online forum, yeah that kind of sucks that there are great whites here but at least new jersey doesn't really have a seal population, cape cod does though i believe and one of the older fisherman guys who goes for stripers up there has seen a great white cruising within 100ft of the shoreline on two seperate occasions at race point, and i read last week in the fisherman a 14' great white was netted in a trawler 1 mile outside of a south jersey inlet around avalon or something, it's something to chew on. . .
Thanks for not believing me. Anyway, I've seen sharks closer to shore. A few of my buddies (lifeguards at Squan) have said they've seen sharks on the row boat. One of them told me they saw a Great White the size of the guard boat (15 feet) at the end of the Manasquan Inlet. They are out there, but its really not a big threat cause they've always been there too.
Pilot fish. They swim around our lifeguard buoy in Mantoloking.:)
It must of been sweet to catch one of them.. s*** I wanna catch me one of them f****** too..
I've seen ads for SharkCamo, the zebra decal you put on the bottom of your board to deter sharks. Seems bogus, I don't think sharks can decipher the stripes from that far below, but couldn't hurt? Not that you need it in Jersey. But say, South Africa.
Shark is speeding in for attack and at the last second.......he thinks "oh wait, its my buddy the pilot fish."
P.s. South Africa, would be an awesome Surf Trip/World Cup Fantasy 2010.