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https://www.sfgate.com/whales-sharks/article/fisherman-catches-great-white-shark-in-sf-bay-14094757.php

Saw the FB live post in morning the day of then later in the evening the news posted it. Buddy of mine sent it to me and said wait for the end! Looks like the GW was hooked in the South Bay and was trying to get out the gate. The original video is like 12mins. GW was in the mood for salmon. Salmon is the way to go for shark fishing in the bay. They use midshipmen for the cow sevengills around angel island.


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 I don't know if you guys have seen this old video before, but it focuses on shark research near Ano Nuevo just north of Santa Cruz.

The "elephant seal cutout" they use to attract the great white sharks to the surface sure looks pretty similar to the outline of a yellow kayak!

Fast forward to 5:40 to see the cutout!



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Might as well add to this thread.
We've had three GWS encounters in the last two summers.

The first was last summer off of Rockaway Beach. A great white swirled behind us - we think it charged and turned away - and then followed us for about 15 seconds. It was probably 8 or 9 feet in length.

The second was in June 2019 off Point Reyes and it made physical contact. It charged us from the bottom - I could see it on the FF - and then gave us a light whack. I think it turned at the last second and its fin hit us. Then it splashed behind the boat and was gone. Never actually saw it but I have no doubts about what it was.

Then last Sunday we saw a small great white do a full breach about 20 yards from us.

All encounters were incredible and exhilarating. So far I prefer encounters with inquisitive young great whites to oblivious cruising humpbacks.
The Hobie TI gives us a good sense of security and so far sharks don't seem too interested in messing with something 10 feet wide.


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The second was in June 2019 off Point Reyes and it made physical contact. It charged us from the bottom - I could see it on the FF - and then gave us a light whack. I think it turned at the last second and its fin hit us. Then it splashed behind the boat and was gone. Never actually saw it but I have no doubts about what it was.


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So far I prefer encounters with inquisitive young great whites to oblivious cruising humpbacks.
The Hobie TI gives us a good sense of security and so far sharks don't seem too interested in messing with something 10 feet wide.

Never had any issue with sharks but did have a close encounter with a humpback. It was pretty intense to see something the size of a bus just 3 or 4 feet below my small plastic boat.

Your TI might be less likely to get bit than a regular kayak, but sharks have been known to bite skiffs, so you might not be that much more secure...

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.santacruzsentinel.com/2016/07/12/large-great-white-shark-cruising-capitola-waters-bites-boat/amp/
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So far I prefer encounters with inquisitive young great whites to oblivious cruising humpbacks.
The Hobie TI gives us a good sense of security and so far sharks don't seem too interested in messing with something 10 feet wide.

Never had any issue with sharks but did have a close encounter with a humpback. It was pretty intense to see something the size of a bus just 3 or 4 feet below my small plastic boat.

Your TI might be less likely to get bit than a regular kayak, but sharks have been known to bite skiffs, so you might not be that much more secure...

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.santacruzsentinel.com/2016/07/12/large-great-white-shark-cruising-capitola-waters-bites-boat/amp/

I would love to own an AI; dont get me wrong, but I worry about correcting capsized AI in the event of a full blown attack.  A speedy self rescue is critical in this instance.
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Then last Sunday we saw a small great white do a full breach about 20 yards from us.

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I would love to own an AI; dont get me wrong, but I worry about correcting capsized AI in the event of a full blown attack.  A speedy self rescue is critical in this instance.

If my AI capsized due to a shark attack, I'd be out of the water on top of the upside-down AI way faster than I could possibly right a kayak and get back on board. Yes, righting an upside down AI takes some effort, but that could wait until the immediate danger passed.

At least that's my theory, and I hope that I never get a chance to test it...
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The breach was at Rockaway. I think it would be quite difficult for a GWS to capsize an AI. It’s such a wide platform. I don’t think that’s a reason not to buy one. The protection and stability it offers far outweighs the risks IMO.
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...and the sound of shark shields arming :smt002
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For what it's worth I think that shark attacks mainly come from below to top and are triggered by seal/sea lion/elephant seal profiles. Short fat kayaks most resemble their prey from below. Longer yaks in the 16 foot range much less so. Adding outriggers probably destroys any seal family resemblance. GWS may come up for a curiosity look but not a food hunt for AI's.
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The problem with shark shields is the battery doesn't last long enough for a day of fishing at The Cove w/ Eric!   :smt003
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For what it's worth I think that shark attacks mainly come from below to top and are triggered by seal/sea lion/elephant seal profiles. Short fat kayaks most resemble their prey from below. Longer yaks in the 16 foot range much less so. Adding outriggers probably destroys any seal family resemblance. GWS may come up for a curiosity look but not a food hunt for AI's.

It would look like 2 or 3 pinnipeds from below instead of one.
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