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    Cool Local Shark Story

    This was a link posted on delsurf.com, but I read it and its pretty cool. At the beginning, they claim that MD/DE has the highest density of sharks on the whole east coast, who knew? But they go on to say that they are all either toothless or not very threatening. So, pretty cool article for the Delmarva boys.

    http://www.delawareonline.com/articl...tijhBFdEBSI%3D



    I know you all probably read the Shark article on Surfline this week. Basically pointing out that we all look like seals

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    DE Bay also has quite a few sharks. I have done quite a bit of shark fishing from shore and boat. We just release, but good times! Caught about a 5 to 6 foot sandbar shark a while back. Sat one night and in about 3 hours, caught about 30 baby sandbar sharks. Gotta do something when there's no surf! LOL

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    i read that article just the other day in the paper. it stated that great whites & tigers swim north toward nova scotia & mostly stay offshore of us. i wonder if that's gonna change with more frequent seal sightings in the winter around here?.......

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    I was talking to a friend about this the other day, we both wondered if the gulf oil spill would push more sharks up this way looking for food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodyboarddude View Post
    i read that article just the other day in the paper. it stated that great whites & tigers swim north toward nova scotia & mostly stay offshore of us. i wonder if that's gonna change with more frequent seal sightings in the winter around here?.......
    If I remember correctly, the whites and tigers dont pass you by until the spring, so in theory, winter doesn't matter... They have the same migration paterns every year on both coasts. As long as they dont use the midatlantic for breeding purposes, you will just have strays passing by.

    What time a year do you guys have all the threshers out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfingoc View Post
    I was talking to a friend about this the other day, we both wondered if the gulf oil spill would push more sharks up this way looking for food.
    I doubt it. They can travel, south, east and plenty of other directions. If they dont instinctively already migrate that way, I dont think they would change their patterns on a massive level, even with lack of food. They would probably just migrate sooner or use a deeper water route. The oil may actually keep them away from shorelines in general. The oil is all in the coastal shallows. Those sharks can chill out in the deep were they belong =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    If I remember correctly, the whites and tigers dont pass you by until the spring, so in theory, winter doesn't matter... They have the same migration paterns every year on both coasts. As long as they dont use the midatlantic for breeding purposes, you will just have strays passing by.

    What time a year do you guys have all the threshers out there?
    well,the threshers have been in big numbers here from about may up to now,but i'm not sure if that's just cause guys started fishing for them now (the mako/thresher tournament was just 3 weeks ago) or if they're always here. i'm not sure about threshers territories/migration habits,so maybe we have an fish expert/scientist on here? but i'll tell you what,i was surprised as hell how many we actually have around here. every day i hear about someone catching one & their sizes range from 100lbs on up to the 700lb monster my sisters friend caught.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    This was a link posted on delsurf.com, but I read it and its pretty cool. At the beginning, they claim that MD/DE has the highest density of sharks on the whole east coast, who knew? But they go on to say that they are all either toothless or not very threatening.
    Man...even with the toothless/non-threatening caveat, I find it hard to believe they outnumber the number of sharks in northern Florida! Hammerheads hang out in huge schools!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray F. View Post
    I find it hard to believe they outnumber the number of sharks in northern Florida!
    That would have been my guess, too. Certain times of year, in some areas, they outnumber surfers.