Shark (Great White) caught off Ucluelet B.C?????
I thought you might like this!
And you thought salmon and halibut were the BIG
fish to catch in BC.......
Look at what they caught.....WOW!!!
How's this for a catch???
Caught off Ucluelet B.C
So much for swimming in the Ocean around here!!!!
UCLUELET, B.C. (West side of Vancouver Island)
While the ocean vessel 'Dawn Raider' was commercial fishing for dogfish,
this Great White was hooked in the mouth but only resisted slightly for 15
minutes before it came up alongside the boat to have a look; long enough
for one of the crew members to slip a rope around it's tail !!!
'And that's when the shit hit the fan!!. The
Shark took off towing the 42 foot fishing boat backwards through the water at
about 7 Knots. Just like in JAWS, the boat was taking on water over the
stern and the crew watched in horror as the shark would actually jump
completely out of the water at times. This went on for an hour before the shark
She weighed in at 1035 LBS. It is suspected she
followed a weak El Nino current into local waters in search of food.
Although mid 60 deg. water is considered ideal for these sharks, the larger ones
can tolerate water in the low 50s.
Thanks Barry & Louise D.