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Thread: Shark Encounter

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    there was a 5-6 foot shark, a thresher i think, patrolling the lineup in ortley this morning circa 10am. the lifeguards kicked everyone out of the water...

    they also been catching great whites, s as in plural, off the seaside pier all week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erewhon View Post
    ...Close to Shore: A True Story of Terror in an Age of Innoncence, Author: Micheal Capuzzo
    i started reading this one year as my beach book. i had to put it away, as i was getting too freaked out. very interesting, tho. i keep meaning to revisit it...perhaps on a winter weekend getaway snowbaord trip to vermont. someplace far, far away from the ocean!

    that said, jaws was just on.
    "you're gonna need a bigger boat!"

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    Great thread!

    Nice thread ( except for sh@tbird's remark Thanks to the OP for starting it. If this was Fl instead of NJ - Mid Atlantic, someone unfortunately probably would of ended up in the ER getting some stitches....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jssurfer View Post
    there was a 5-6 foot shark, a thresher i think, patrolling the lineup in ortley this morning circa 10am. the lifeguards kicked everyone out of the water...

    they also been catching great whites, s as in plural, off the seaside pier all week.
    how big are these great whites and how far out are we talking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallysurfr View Post
    how big are these great whites and how far out are we talking?
    They were Threshers.

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    I think if they were catching great whites they would be in a bit of trouble, i believe they're on the endangered list. a fisherman caught a 7' "stray" pup about four years ago near indian river inlet and was levied fines and possible jail time.

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    the way he worded it gave me a mental image of a guy standing on the pier reeling in a 10 ft. great white... lol.

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    The only GW's I've been seen caught this year were way out by the Canyon. You're not reeling one of them in off a f*ckin pier. LOL

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    I once saw a Sunfish in the surf around Belmar area, this is not a pic of that one, but it looked just like this:

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/41/10...cef6b6018b.jpg

    I also saw a Thresher in Deal last year around this time. Right between the two jetties at a well known spot. I know it was a Thresher b/c I've caught one before. It was cool as ****. Maybe because I longboard most of the time (as I was that day) and have the option of laying on my board out of the water, it wasn't that big of a scary thing for me.
    Last edited by dave; Jul 13, 2010 at 07:38 PM.

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    I just grabbed my Snoopy pole and I am off for some GW action at the pier!