Fishing sharks on a kayak

By Guido Trombetta on 9:49 AM , , , ,

If you think that fishing is a boring activity, just to spend time on sundays drinking beers with your friends, well, forget it, I've already show you how it could be dangerous, telling you about the Alaskan King Crab Fishing, and today I'm going to tell you another incredible story set in the dangerous Alaskan waters too. Believe it or not some guys braved the freezing shark-infested waters around Hinchinbrook Island with the crazy idea of hunting for sharks using simple rods and paddling in kayaks!
The daring team of four were surrounded by 200 to 300 salmon sharks which were up to nine feet long (almost the length of the kayak itself) and weighed between 400 and 1,000 lbs, they baited their Avet 50 reels with large pieces of salmon and spend an hour or more tackling and wearing out each shark before reeling them in.
I love nature more than anything so that my thoughts, looking at these pictures, go to the poor sharks (but Salmon Sharks are not an endangered species), However it's fair to say that normally in the shark-kayaker encounters is the man that become the prey with sometimes terrible consequences.
To read the whole story check this article from Daily Mail


5 Response to 'Fishing sharks on a kayak'

  1. Margaret'> February 21, 2008 at 6:04 AM

    Sorry guys - my partner and I think your behaviour is disgusting. Killing for the necessities of life is one thing, but killing for pleasure suggests a mental health problem. Not something to be celebrated.


  2. Guido Trombetta'> March 21, 2008 at 1:11 PM

    I'm not celebrating anything. I totally agree with you about killing for pleasure and if you read deeply this blog you should realize it..


  3. sam'> December 6, 2009 at 8:04 AM

    Salmon Sharks are more than just an adventure. They are good eating. I guarentee you they didn't kill these sharks and let them float.

    Just because you fish them differently doesn't mean it's killing for pleasure..........


  4. Peter'> April 16, 2010 at 12:43 AM

    ya'll are crazy and silly, if your boat rolls over you will get what you are asking for, a face full of shark


  5. Chris'> February 25, 2011 at 6:15 PM

    I don't know where Margaret got the assumption they killed them only to leave them in the water. The story didn't suggest anything of the sort.
    Most Likely these Men didn't just leave these sharks in the water to bob around. To assume that is ridiculous. I'm sure they brought them into land with help from a boat and sold them for eating.

    I cant believe they are letting there feet dangle in the water for these pictures considering there are sharks right under them and blood everywhere. Scary...