Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Jaws 3, The fishing trip


In all the world's oceans, why would we think there would be only two? It's time for Jaws 3. Our day started out quite uneventful but by the time it was over, we came face to face with an actual man eating shark. I am not making this up. Keep reading, I have a photo to prove it.

I took the day off to get some rest and relaxation and also do a little fishing. After a violent storm last night, we awoke to a cool morning and I quickly got our boat ready to head out into the deep blue water. Everything was ready so I headed down to a nearby creek to catch some bait. Despite the heavy rain the night before, the creek was full of nice sized shrimp. I caught around 5 dozen and then we loaded up and headed down to the river.







We stopped at a favorite spot and settled in to catch some fish to eat. It was still cool and the water was calm but little did I know about the terror that lay just below the surface. I tossed my line out and sat back to catch some rays when suddenly my drag began singing and I knew I had hooked something large. My wife handled the fishing pole because I was half asleep and soon we had a shark up beside the boat. I released the shark but he wasn’t the only shark around because we caught one after another. Finally I had enough so we moved to another spot.




Several minutes later we were fishing again and soon we were bringing in actual fish (not sharks). We caught numerous drum, a flounder, some croaker, several red bass and a trout. We kept enough for a nice meal and released the rest. But soon the sharks found us again.





That’s when we saw him…. A man eating shark……




Sorry folks I couldn’t resist. And no I didn't actually bite him but it is a baby black tip shark. I let him go so that one day he could star in Jaws 3.


I wonder if sharks practice catch and release?

Have a great day,

Greg

16 comments:

Janice Thomson said...

It's so wonderful to hear you catch and release Greg. Many American sports fishermen that visit Canada, and BC in particular, don't and hence some of our lakes and rivers here are fished out with a moratorium in many areas on others. Some of our own fishermen are to blame as well by constantly exceeding the limit - the fisheries officials are very busy here :)
So glad to know it was just an itty-bitty shark LOL

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

Your too funny! You got a giggle out of me! I love fishing, but I hate to eat fish! So catch and release is always for me!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Oh, Mr. Funny Man! Sounds like fun.....

justabeachkat said...

Love the surprise look in the shark's eye. Cute photo and post.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you'll come again...you're always welcome.

Hugs!
Kat

Scarlet said...

I think one day YOU will star in Jaws 3.

Wanda said...

Yes, you got a giggle out of me too. And I agree it is good to catch and release ~~ unless it's dinner.

Lori said...

LOL!! OK you had me going for a while. What a tiny little shark.

I'm glad to hear you and wife got to spend some relaxing time together.

Lori

USAincognito said...

lol!! Too funny!! Nice pic with you almost eating the baby shark!
Ya know, every time I go deep sea fishing off of Charleston, someone on our boat always manages to land a decent sized shark. And of course, we always throw it back. Once, the shark even had one of those sucker fishes attached to it, too!
Just told your son that my transfer papers arrived in Charleston on Monday. Now I just have to wait to hear from them....

Katherine Aucoin said...

You did have me going thinking that you had a time with a real man-eating shark. Great story and glad you had a good catch!

Bina said...

Ha Ha! Sounds like you are having a GREAT time! And I've heard that sharks follow those boats cause they have learned it's easy food (the fish, not the people!). I have a friend that went deep fishing a few weeks ago and as he was bringing his fish in, a shark jumped up and snatched it.

Celticspirit said...

You crack me up Greg! Great story and love the pictures.

Kati said...

*grin* That's a great pic, Greg!!! I've gotta say, though.... I think that by the time a shark's caught me, I'm not sure I'd want to be released again. The release and recovery might be more painful than just going down-the-hatch. *wry smile*

Glad y'all had a good day with the fishing!

happyone said...

The whole time I was reading your post I kept hearing the music from the movie!
The baby shark is so cute.

Angie said...

LOL! Thanks for the good laugh. My son is going to love this! Bet yours did too. I would love to go fishing with you, Greg.

Sandy said...

Sharks!?!?!?!?!? oooohhhhhh, you're brave.

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