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    Shark attack....fl. keys

    https://keysweekly.com/42/snorkeler-...-off-marathon/ it ain't no joke....i got to see the wound in some photos....and....this guy is lucky to be alive !! He was attacked immediately after jumping in the water. No warning no provocation !! As a treasure diver in zero viz at 50 ft. I often think to myself while I'm digging in the murk.....wonder when ill be attacked.....my next thought is always the same....wonder when ill find the gold !!
    wahoo caught in bahamas

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    Prof. Shellman

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    Bull sharks....you can't roll with 'em.. Worst place to see and interact with them is at the fresh/salt regions of the mouths of rivers here..

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    I was a commercial shark fisherman for 20 years.....i know the bulls well, and they just cannot be trusted or predicted in any way shape or form !! Absolutely the grumpiest, meanest, and most unpredictable shark in the sea. They have more testosterone than any living creature on the planet. They are the number one Maneater !! There always pissed off and can attack at any moment. We fished 15 miles of line with 1000+ hooks.....we would sometimes catch 200+ bulls out in the shallow gulf !! The Chinese market closed with covid and no one is fishing them here in the keys now. Sharks are swarming.
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    wahoo caught in bahamas

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    https://keysweekly.com/42/snorkeler-...-off-marathon/ I know i posted this video here before but here it is again.....my wife and kid shot this hammerhead in shallow water about 3-4 months ago...i think. Sharks are swarming down here !!
    wahoo caught in bahamas

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    I know when im fanning a target in silty and muddy water and it stirs up a big cloud where you cant see I try to take a couple steps back to get out of the cloud of mud. I like to see whats going on around me
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    Lots of bulls and hammerheads here in Tampa bay, and although hammerheads are an awesome sight when going after your tarpon on the line,they are the least likely to be involved in attacks on people. I know of two attacks in the bays here by bulls, one resulted in a death and both happened during the summer bait fish spawn. The man that was killed had jumped off his dock, which was a good mile inside the pass of Pass- a- Grille/St.Pete Beach. The bait spawn (threadfins) was huge in the bays and around docks at the time, this was around 2005 or 06, a few years later in the same area a girl was attacked in shallow water off her dock. She was lucky, the bite was on her thigh and said to be large and by a bull. Her sister dragged her out of the water saving her from more attacks. Living here on the gulfcoast all my life, I've seen and caught plenty of sharks and have always been well aware of what could be, when waist deep detecting early sunup or at night.

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    This is why I keep my butt out of the ocean!

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    Prof. Shellman

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    It's like that with the bulls, but mostly hammerheads, with tarpon caught at Boca Grande. Lost many a tarpon at the boat. Lose one during a competition STINKS!
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    Keep your eyes open!
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    Scarry ,part for my group is we were at Sombrero reef swimming there yesterday. Got home then read that someone was bitten about two hours earlier in that spot.
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    Happy Hunting, Life is what you make it.

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    I'd hunted the gulf coast of FL in the water a LOT. Also a few times at night, but only knee deep. Never any drama except once when something kept bashing between my legs and hitting the critters my scoop was unearthing.

    I've moved over to the east coast of FL now, and to be honest I'm a little nervous about water detecting on this side.

    I don't see many water hunters in this area. Is it because of sharks, or just the waves?
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    ... waiting to see that elusive dowser or LRL on the beach with a bucket of gold rings ... has never happened!

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    its da waves
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    Quote Originally Posted by islamoradamark View Post
    its da waves
    Ok figured. Thanks.
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    Minelab Equinox 800,Fisher CZ-21

    ... waiting to see that elusive dowser or LRL on the beach with a bucket of gold rings ... has never happened!

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    Grew up in the water... just part of life here.

    Never been bitten but have come close many many times.. have been bashed ...bumped... knocked down once and creeped up on too may times.

    And not always by shark... I have encountered everything from dolphins to manatee's ... even a manta ray once... tons upon tons of stingray encounters... couldn't count... and yes I have been tagged by them... which REALLY sucks BAD.

    Always be aware of any "dark shadows". heh
    DETECT WITH RESPECT - Have permission... Fill holes... Dispose of trash. - The Random Chat Thread - http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ev...en-24-7-a.html

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    listen to this guys breathing by the end of the video.....a little more persistence by the sharks and they may have won this battle....he almost flipped at one point.
    wahoo caught in bahamas

 

 
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