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post #1 of 72 (permalink) Old 10-15-2007, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Your mom lied...

At least mine did. She always told me Jaws was just a movie but I knew...

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DESTIN, Fla. - Six friends went to a fishing tournament looking to catch some grouper. They caught an 844-pound shark instead.

The fight by Adlee Bruner and friends to pull the 11-foot mako shark onto the boat from the Gulf of Mexico took more than an hour on Saturday. But when they made it back to land, it was a record for the decades-old Destin Fishing Rodeo.

“It was tense,” Bruner, 47, said about the fight to land the shark, which has a mouthful of huge, fearsome teeth. “I’ve fished for 40 years. I’ve never see one that big.”

Bruner and his fishing buddies were on a 52-foot charter boat with Capt. Robert Hill, about 70 miles southwest of this beach city in the Florida Panhandle.

The fishermen first noticed the big mako because it kept eating grouper and scamp they had hooked.

“It was like ‘Jaws,”’ Hill said.

Hill hooked a two-foot amberine on as bait and tossed it out. The shark eventually hit it.

After the long fight, the shark was gaffed and eventually gave up after its tail was roped. But even then, the men could not get the big shark in the boat. They tied it to the stern with three ropes and made the four-hour trip back to land.

The shark was hoisted at the rodeo before a big crowd. It tipped the scale at 844.4 pounds.

After it was gutted, the mako still weighed 638 pounds, breaking the tournament’s previous shark division record by 338 pounds.
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post #2 of 72 (permalink) Old 10-15-2007, 10:23 AM
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Nice catch. I'm looking forward to seeing his brothers next month.
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Hmm... and i work near destin to... guess I'll stay on the bike and out of the water.

Who needs tools i got zip ties & electrical tape
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dang nice catch

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how does that compare to the great white sharks size?



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For around here thats huge.

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Eh, thats a small shark. I'd see Hammerheads bigger than that at Hunnington Beach and Im positive there were Great Whites bigger than that in the area.
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normal Great White maximum weight and length is about 20 feet 4200 lbs.

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normal Great White maximum weight and height is about 20 feet 4200 lbs.
Is that on it's tippy toes?

One this is one of the reasons I am leary of the ocean... There are things in there that can EAT you... That's just wrong.
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I thought this was gonna be a "your mom" joke.....I have to admit, I'm somewhat disappointed.

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Is that on it's tippy toes?

One this is one of the reasons I am leary of the ocean... There are things in there that can EAT you... That's just wrong.
It's definitely a bad feeling, not being at the top of the food chain.

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thats a big shark, but Jaws was bigger
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Eh, thats a small shark. I'd see Hammerheads bigger than that at Hunnington Beach and Im positive there were Great Whites bigger than that in the area.
i assume you've caught bigger sharks than the one posted?

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I thought this was gonna be a "your mom" joke.....I have to admit, I'm somewhat disappointed.
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i assume you've caught bigger sharks than the one posted?

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No but I have caught a few blue shark in my day. 6 ft being the largest.
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There are bigger sharks out there and they're hungry, I can imagine that'd be a pain in the a$$ to pull in though

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yeah and to think I was in THAT water this weekend!! Really puts us on the map dont it papa?!
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thats a big shark, but Jaws was bigger
Jaws was also ... well... um... not real!
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Jaws was also ... well... um... not real!
I dunno, maybe Jaws was thought up but there could be a great white out there that has a chemical imbalance and is unnaturally aggressive... A 4200 lb sociopath shark is a big problem lol.

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