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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:18 pm 
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I mean if Jim Sammons can have his Baja Fishing Club why not us.

Tiger suggested it. I don't mean Mr. Woods.

Hobie Shark Hit Club!

While not near as un-nerving as Dan's Adventure Bean Hollow Beach encounter with a GWS . Clearly he is the Grandfather.

http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index ... pic=9174.0

Mr. Tiger paid me a visit today. So post here when you have been hit! :P

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Launched from Honokohau harbor today.

Meet Flash washing up and got some VERY fresh o'pelu.

Had a brand new hull to try out. Not a scratch on it. Recent Hobie replacement for the dreaded well leak.

15 minutes later I had deep gouges. Maybe Matt will provide another new one! :lol: :lol:

Tiger hit me about 5 minutes north (pedaling a yak at 3-4 knots..em
that's..forget it)

Felt like a log hit me. While I debated getting camera, or paddle out to wack 'em he took off. Looked like about a 7-8 foot tiger. Very thick bodied.Pretty sure I was aterritorial bite at the time. But maybe not. See below.

I continued on north checking for leaks every 5 minutes. Two strikes, a weak sticky. Then a big one. Ono? Took out some line, stopped and took off again. Figured I had 'em so wound in my bait rod as I thought I saw some jumping and had put out a King
Killer.

Mistake! Lost fish.

Uneventful going north to energy lab then straight out to where most boats were trolling.

Tougher getting back against current out of south, and while wind was great for sailing still have not replaced my sailing rig although found I could order Sidekick parts.

I reported the incident to Aquatic Resouces. They sent me over to Charlie with DLNR.

They want details. Some stupid SOB's are rumored to be feeding sharks to attract tourists who want to shoot pics.

That's with dive boats all over the place (counted 5-6). Not too mention 200 outrigger guys and gals that paddle OC-1s &2s out of there. Plus the boys surfing Pine trees, snorklers, etc.

Had I been dumped I would hunt those rumors down. I may be old but I can still punch someone out!!

Aloha

Dan

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:48 pm 
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Yum yum yellow... and wouldn't you know it is shark week on Discovery and tonite they were talking about GWS off of HI... Look out Dan.. They are just sizing you up...


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:28 pm 
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I've wondered if the Hobie might not be more susceptible to shark attacks becaue it looke from the bottom like a giant penguin or even more like a seal/sea lion with the mirage drive fins flapping around in the water (and especially with the speed we can move at...)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:49 pm 
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Don't think so.

Up until then it had been my buddy being wacked ( two different times) and he was in a Prowler. Prompted him into buying a shark shield.

http://www.sharkshield.com/Content/Home/

Thinks it's more right place, right time, right circumstances (for the shark)

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