…and then the great white showed up

Im not as much of a shark junkie as Todd, but i’ve landed my fair share of them through the years. Close encounters aside, i’m constantly amazed by the size and quantity of sharks i’ve seen in the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay.  In fact, i’ve seen more sharks in shallow water than i’ve ever seen in deep water – anywhere in the world. I wasn’t particularly surprised when this clip wound up in my inbox, but i’m certainly shocked by the proximity of these fish to the beach!

I can’t believe this image…
Great White Shark off the beach at Cape Cod

A great white in less than 10 feet of water? Off Cape Cod?  Now…i don’t read the news much…and I certainly don’t watch any TV – but i haven’t so much as heard one damn thing about a rising great white population off Cape Cod.  Has it always been this way and no one really paid attention? Or are these sharks moving closer to shore in search of an easier food source (i.e. seals, tunas, obese humans)?

Either way I can’t get the famous scenes from Jaws out of my head. That clip brings back my urge to buy an old Novi and recondition it as the Orca.

Here’s to swimmin’ with bowlegged women!


Capt. Charlie Ellis

Capt. Charlie Ellis

Captain at Miami Fishing Charters LLC
Capt. Charlie Ellis of Miami, FL has 25 years experience fishing for big game species like Bluefin Tuna, Sailfish, Swordfish, and Sharks. Capt. Charlie is also an avid scuba diver, world traveler, writer, and entrepreneur.
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