Re: Great White at Paradise Cove

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Posted by jas on 08:58:20 08/04/03

In Reply to: Re: Great White at Paradise Cove posted by jas

: : Has anyone seen the commercial fishing vessel anchored about a half mile offshore? It's just north of Latigo, south of Paradise Cove?I went fishing with a friend on Friday and saw the boat again, but this time there was a suspicious net/buoy line (looks like a bait receiver) about 200 yds. away from the boat.I had heard rumors of Monterey Aquarium's plan to catch a live Great White and take it back for the aquarium...As I was fishing, I saw a few private boats pull up to the net, look around, and then leave. A moment later I see a news helicopter hovering above the net.I didn't want to freak my first-time-kayak-fishing friend out, so I stayed quiet. I did meet JAS...(Nice to meet you, keep up the good work) and we talked about the net set upWhen I got home, I saw the evening news report about a Great White that they had caught...I was right! The news showed footage of the shark swimming in the net. If you're in the area, check it out.PS.. Fished plastic swim baits around the kelp. Fishing started slowly, but it picked up with the incoming tide around 11am. Calicos turned on...My biggest was about 5+ pounds and it made up for the slow morning. I also caught several Halibut that were about 1/16th of an inch too short. And a couple small WSB. -BluewaterGood meeting/talking with you the other day. I was wondering what that contraption was. I'm not surprised it turned out to be a GW pen. Though I am surprised to hear they are using a commercial gill net to catch their samples (at least that's what one of the articles I read stated). They bagged a bunch of threshers as well. I wonder if any legal WSB made it into their net. Just curious though I'm not too stoked on their method. I was hoping they were long lining to catch their specimens. Any curious yakers paddle up to it (unknowingly) yet? jas

I just read another article that clarified that the GW was caught (unintentionally) by commercial fishermen. One article I read online just stated that it was captured using a commercial gill net. The way the previous article read, it looked like the research vessel was using a commercial gill net to catch specimens.


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