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Old 07-31-2010, 09:58 PM
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We're gonna need a bigger boat....

National news said there are 12 great whites that have been spotted, and are attempting to be tagged off of Chatham.... Any close encounters or stories? The lighthouse looked like a zoo.......
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Old 08-01-2010, 12:03 AM
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Nature has a way of balancing things. Goodbye seals.......hello stripers!

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Old 08-01-2010, 06:16 AM
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I don't know I have to drive around the other way now

With regional seal populations approaching 10,000 it's just nature's way of balancing things out... seems like we need a lot more to get ahead of the explosion

My theory is there are not enough places on the coast that compare to Chatham and the outer cape anymore - they have all been destroyed which puts the concentration of seals in one spot, a pristine federal preserve. I'm sure the distribution of seals pre-industrialization was wide up and down the coast.

Well I know one thing I won't be painting a seal profile on the bottom of my rowing dory anytime soon!
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:39 AM
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I can not remember seeing downtown Chatham so crowded despite being hight season..."Here lies the body of Mary lee, died at the age of 103, all though those years she kept her virginity...not a bad record for this vacinity." Quint
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Desmobob, is that a P-40 Pungo? or an A-10 Pungo?
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Old 08-07-2010, 07:46 PM
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Desmobob, is that a P-40 Pungo? or an A-10 Pungo?

I'll have to say it's a P-40 Pungo 140.

The sharkmouth nose art first showed up on WW1 aircraft but I think the P-40s of the American Volunteer Group flying in China (who copied it from the Luftwaffe 76th Destroyer Wing Bf-110s) are the aircraft most identified with it.

It's been used on everything from Cessna O-1 Birddog spotters to C-130 transports and all manner of modern jets, but it just seems to fit perfectly on that big chin of the P-40....

http://www.cloud9photography.us/Mili...48_GFvt8/Large

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Old 08-12-2010, 01:38 PM
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Hey Bob, Cool graphics, you can troll first, next Spring. I am headed to BC right now (typing this message from O'Hare!). The silvers are in and probably the sealions, also. Anyways-getting away from the heat for a few days!
I think I'll get some seal decals for Pete's hobie....,
Stay cool.
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Report today of a 14 ft whitey found INSIDE Chatham Harbor- between the new Nauset break and Tern Island (the small island located near the Chatham fish pier)- Lighthouse Beach immediately closed and all swimmers/waders told to GET OUT OF THE WATER- must have been reminiscent of that beach scene from "Jaws"....except for the part where the little boy gets eaten Where's Chief Brody and Quint when yah need 'um?
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are they sure it wasn't Bob's sunken "shark bait" kayak?
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are they sure it wasn't Bob's sunken "shark bait" kayak?



Hmmm... length is right, but I have an alibi! And it's the saddest one: I was working!


Wait 'till those sharks get a look at the seal flipper-like phins propelling Penguin's Hobie... if that doesn't ring the dinner bell for them, I don't know what would!

The big question now is, who will hook the first Great White on a fly? Is it possible without using a big "chum fly" soaked in blood?

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Check out Midcurrent .com today, Getting "Acclimatized" to Great Whites.



Getting "Acclimatized" to Great Whites
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Adam Coca was fishing from his 13-foot sit-on-top kayak off the coast of San Mateo last week when a great white shark knocked him into the water and proceeded to chew first on the bow of the yak and then on his paddle leash -- after pushing him around in circles a few times. Coca's response: "He plans to return to ocean fishing, even at Bean Hollow, as soon as he repairs his boat. 'Oh yeah, you gotta get back on the horse, for sure.'" Allen Bushnel in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.


read the full article here http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-...nclick_check=1


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this isn't going down to the pond and chasing bluegills or tommy cod...
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Check out Midcurrent .com today, Getting "Acclimatized" to Great Whites.
That guy's got brass ones!

Yeah... if a Great White ate half my kayak, I'd "get back on the horse" too. Of course, it would be a different horse...

Here's a photo of Rooster and Penguin and I headed back to the parking lot after some fishing trials with the new shark resistant (I'd even dare say "shark proof") boats, taken at a secret Cape location:




With a "kayak" like this, you don't even have to drag it down to the water or back up the beach. Just drive! When a big ol' shahk tries to sink his pearly whites into one of these, he'll get a toothache. But the pain from the toothache will be quickly forgotten when the gunfire starts.

Personally, the biggest benefit I find in having a "kayak" like this is all the extra room for packing a nice, big healthy lunch. And snacks. And dessert. Etc. And none of that pesky paddling is required. The drawback is there's a lot of stuff on deck to get your fly line fouled in. And driving up and down the beach, your can really F-up some plover nests if you're not careful.


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