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Old 06-18-2013, 10:52 AM   #1
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I saw this morning where a young man was attacked by a shark, he was not seriously injured. Anyone on here ever had any run ins while fishing?
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:00 AM   #2
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That's terrible! I actually warn people who want to swim in the water right now. We have obvious, huge schools of baitfish swimming the shore, and that isn't a place you want to be swimming. Keep a look out for those tourists! We don't want anyone to fall victim to the Gulf's sharks!
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me and my bro-in-law caught 7 sharks from Orange Beach this weekend. We did see a 4 footer swim within 10 feet of the sand and swim down the beach line all around people.
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I saw this morning where a young man was attacked by a shark, he was not seriously injured. Anyone on here ever had any run ins while fishing?
Can't find the article anywhere...where did you see it?
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:59 AM   #5
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Fox news reports a 15 yr old fought off a shark in waist deep water,that bit his leg he pulled the shark off suffering wounds to hand, was swimming with church group off the coast near Houston, tx
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Can't find the article anywhere...where did you see it?
I saw it on yahoo this morning while checking some email. It was in TX not in Florida tho
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texas = dirty water. a shark isn't going to mess with you in clear water. must have heard the thrashing and thought it was a fish. one bite and he knew it wasn't a fish and let him go. no human being is going to fight off a shark in full attack mode. if it wants your leg its going to get it regardless.
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Snorkeled the artificial reef east of Portofino about 8:30 a.m this morning ---- vis was about 20' to 30' - coming back in between the sandbars saw a shark as big as me (I'm 6'2) swim across right in front of me close to the bottom --- looked fat & kind of blunt nosed so I'm guessing a bull? Almost crapped in my wetsuit.
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Andy, I've had one circle me when I was swimming back from that reef last year. I had just watched shark week the night before. They say if you don't splash around or do anything erratic they won't mess with you. Well, I made it back to shore pretty quick after I saw his fin circle around me.
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I've seen more in close than I ever have . One spooked me the other day in waist deep water, he came very close to investigate me . I saw 5 that day.
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