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Old 04-12-2012, 10:15 AM   #1
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I was in the back of Rocky trout fishing and saw a 6ft shark swim under my boat in 5 ft of water. I have seen alot of people wading back there this spring. I think this one would have give someone a little heart failure.
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Yes it would! Thats crazy, ughh
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:39 AM   #3
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perhaps a bull, they are spawning this time of year in freash/salt water estuaries.
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Bull Shark. Good for ruining the action around a dock light.

We catch them in Terry's Cove, Bayou St John, Cotton Bayou and the ICW pretty often. Almost all of the sharks we catch are between 5-6ft long with some smaller and some much bigger.
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Oh yeah sounds like a bull! I've been buzzed by 6-7 footers in knee deep water back before I got my kayaks and used to wade a lot. I don't keep fish on a stringer. EVER!

Try and catch him next time!
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Default Rocky Bayou Shark Sighting April 2012

While sitting on my kayak just outside of where Rocky Creek enters Rocky Bayou, I observed the fin of a shark pass in front of me. Because there was a second dorsal fin of good size, I think this indicates I was seeing a sand tiger shark. My two friends and I followed the shark for approximately ten minutes as it cruised across the eastern end of the bayou.
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While sitting on my kayak just outside of where Rocky Creek enters Rocky Bayou, I observed the fin of a shark pass in front of me. Because there was a second dorsal fin of good size, I think this indicates I was seeing a sand tiger shark. My two friends and I followed the shark for approximately ten minutes as it cruised across the eastern end of the bayou.
Since it was in such shallow water I think a lemon shark would be a good guess! Given your description of the second dorsal
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I caught a 4' black tip about 100 yards from creek mouth last year. Was neting some of the menhaden and decided to see what was eating on them and was very suprised when I pulled him up!Last Friday when fishing around eglin I seen a 5-6' shark cruising just off the flats but he wouldn't take the bait.
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Was wade fishing at White Point (toward N side of Mid-Bay Bridge) before sunset today and saw a good size shark. Was about 30 yards from shore in waist deep water and saw a shark moving really slow between 5-10ft. away from me. The shark was probably 4-5ft. long I'm guessing. I won't lie, it actually scared me. I slowly started shuffling back to the shore, and didn't venture too far out for the rest of the afternoon. Also stepped on a ray for the first time also, didn't see it as it was getting dark and didn't expect a big one to be within a few feet of the shore.

So my question is what do most of you guys do if you're out wading and see a shark nearby? Even rays swimming up by my feet creep me out sometimes but I know they're mostly harmless. Seeing the shark on the other hand put a little fear in me for a few seconds. Of course who knows how many times sharks have been by me and I haven't noticed them. So am I best to just stand still and hope it swims away? will walking back or kicking up sand sometimes attract the shark?
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I was out there wade fishing from 6-8pm, around 100ft from shore and only saw a few dolphins... must have been not too long before I got there or you were around the bend on the western side, I was southern bridge side and didn't see any other waders.
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