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Oops... shot a shark spearfishing the oil rigs.

Discussion in 'Underwater Hunting' started by jerbee, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. jerbee

    jerbee Nassau Grouper

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    I was positive it was a shark. My dive buddy (who has done the oil rigs many times) signaled it was a cobia, and to shoot... so I did.

     
  2. jerbee

    jerbee Nassau Grouper

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    Man, youtube has crappy video quality. Editing to put it on Vimeo instead.
     
  3. Snoweman

    Snoweman Loggerhead Turtle

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    Did you hit the shark?
     
  4. jerbee

    jerbee Nassau Grouper

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    It apparently glanced off of him - he was at the very outer range of the gun. Probably for the best, or I'd be lunchmeat right now.
     
  5. diversteve

    diversteve Technical Admin

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    I couldn't see anything but it probably scared the **** out of him when you hit him.

    otoh, having an angry wounded shark on a line you';re also attached to is never a good thing...lol
     
  6. Chuckitall

    Chuckitall Barracuda

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    I also shot a bull Shark, swimming at a distance with couple of cobia. Tried to get a clear shot, but Cobes were tight up against the sides of the shark. Pulled the trigger & missed got the Bull in the side. Not fun for a few seconds, but luckily the spear pulled out.
     
  7. St.Mark

    St.Mark Angel Fish

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    a cobia looks rather distinct from a shark. if you want you can watch my 2 videos "top 100 saltwater gamefish". They have very little views, but are actually quite worth watching...
     
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