Somebody needs to tell the shark, their week is done.
At least I'm sure that's what some of the anglers on the First Light with Capt. Steve Hauesler were thinking Monday when they lost about a half dozen fish to shark.
"The shark came out of the water on one of them," said one of the Houston anglers.
"This one was in his mouth," said deckhand Kyle Guthrie as he showed a small scamp with bite marks on it. "I jerked it right out of his mouth."
Kyle said the shark was about a 500 to 600-pounder.
The Texas crew lost about six fish to shark, and managed to reel in the heads of three fish.
"At least we got the tackle back on them," Kyle said.
It wasn't all the work of one shark. There were at least two, Kyle said.
Although they lost a few, they still managed to pull in quite a haul. They had about a half dozen amberjack, gag grouper, seven scamp, a yellow edge grouper and a Kitty Mitchell.
Texas anglers aboard the Huntress with Capt. Mike Graef came in from a four-hour afternoon trip with a nice catch of mingo, white snapper and triggerfish.
Capt. Cliff Cox on the party boat Sweet Jody had several stringers filled with mingo, white snapper and triggerfish.
The crew aboard the Perfect Shot with Capt. Brady Bowman brought in a good mix of fish. They had a wahoo, 10 king mackerel, an amberjack and mingo on the racks. The group was from Houston, St. Louis and Cincinnati.
South Carolina anglers aboard the SS Enterprise with Capt. Kirk Reynolds landed a huge gag grouper, weighing about 40 pounds. In addition to the grouper, they had king mackerel, wahoo, a couple more grouper, three red grouper and mingo.
Fishing is good so come on down. Don't let the shark scare you off.
See you at the docks.