WATCH: 18′ Shark Steals Fishermen’s Bait… And Not Where You’d Expect

Written by Wes Walker on June 21, 2019

If they didn’t get it on video, nobody would have believed this ‘fish story’. Especially in light of where they were when it happened.

This wasn’t shot off the coast of some tropical island. This footage was taken off the coast of New Jersey.

Yes, THAT New Jersey.

Cue the Jaws theme music. And roll out all the usual quips, including, of course, ‘you’re gonna need a bigger boat’.

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Here’s the footage:

“We’ve fished for sharks a lot and never seen anything like that. We were amazed by how big it was,” said Capt. Jeff Crilly, owner of Big Nutz Required II, a 31-foot Bertram sport boat.

Crilly, 31 of Toms River, estimates the shark’s length was more than half the size of the boat, or 16 to 18 feet.

“It was harder to guess the weight because we had nothing to compare it to, but it was probably about 2,000 pounds,” Crilly said.

Crilly and a five-man crew were participating in a mako shark tournament and had several types of bait in the water as attractors, including the body of a small tuna drifting on a rope and the bag of grounded up fish bait.

The shark was not hooked and, after stealing the bag of bait, swam off on its own power and vanished, Crilly said. The encounter lasted a couple of minutes.
Source: APP News

The shark swam away with their bait bag.

Because it can.

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