Catching sharks off Siesta Key

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  • tim posted at 4:25 pm on Sun, Jul 28, 2013.

    tim Posts: 106

    agreed.... tormenting fish for fun should be criminalized.

  • tim posted at 4:24 pm on Sun, Jul 28, 2013.

    tim Posts: 106

    i'm glad that they released it but they kept it out of the water too long. fishermen are constantly torturing fish to death either as bait or for fun. i yelled at one family who were taking turns having their picture taken with a very small shark who was suffocating. they were oblivious to its suffering....

  • bigfatcatfish posted at 9:19 am on Fri, Jul 26, 2013.

    bigfatcatfish Posts: 17

    I fish the surf a lot and routinely catch sharks (although much smaller ones typically). I always find it hilarious how everytime I land a shark a tourist walking the beach always asks, with great surprise "you mean there are SHARKS in these waters ?!?!" To which I always reply "well, it is the sea. Where else do you excpect to find them?" For the record, I'm also an avid open water swimmer too and will remain to be until one eats me. It's a risk I take intruding on their territory. I feel safer swimming with the sharks than I do riding my bike amongst the cars.

  • George R posted at 5:50 pm on Mon, Jul 22, 2013.

    George R Posts: 4

    And when they are released, do they have a huge hook embedded in their mouth? Leave these magnificent creatures alone!



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