For anybody who grew up on the lake, there was a pretty good chance at least once in your childhood you would beg your dad and friend’s dad to let you drive the boat, even for a few seconds.
And the response would always be no nine times out of 10, because dad didn’t want his $70,000+ toy to end up at the bottom of the lake.
Of course it makes total sense, but after seeing this story I can’t help but laugh, because it was the dumbo dad’s fault for the fate of his own boat.
In the video, you see a whole family start to lose their shit while on the Point Pleasant Canal in New Jersey, and frantically throw on their life vests as the boat begins to head to Davy Jones’ Locker, and the dad is about as helpless as can be.
And the worst part is, it looks like nobody in the boat ever had any intentions of getting in the water in the first place, considering the mom is wearing a dress, and the dad and rest of the family are in t-shirts, and the one kid in the bow didn’t even have has life vest zipped.
Later in the video, you can see a rescue crew sweep in and lure the family into safety, but for the boat?
It was eventually towed to a nearby beach and was able to be savaged… lucky for Captain Ron over here, it didn’t wind up at the bottom of the canal.
Clearly, he should’ve have loaded up the bow in such choppy waters, trimmed the motor up, maybe had the bow cover on, and definitely life vests on and zipped before the boat starts sinking… just a comedy of errors from an inexperienced captain who doesn’t know his own boat.
Nevertheless, a good laugh for your Monday:
Spearfisherman Fights Off Two Sharks Searching For Yellowfin Tuna
Man, spearfishing ain’t for the faint of heart, eh?
I mean, it’s almost a fishermen’s tale that’s to good to be true and will only of be believed because of video proof.
It’s a great one to tell the kids too, “Yeah, I used to have to fight two sharks off just to get my tuna in.”
Spearfishing is a badass fishing method. A mix between hunting and fishing, but completely in a new element going underneath the water to get a good shot.
With sharks around, I don’t know if I would be causing a scene that would draw them in closer. A fish with a spear through it, flailing around the water is definitely what a shark is looking for.
You ever hear the expression “blood in the water?” You’re literally spearing a fish and pouring blood into the water.
This man had his eyes on the prize though as he sunk his spear through the tuna he was chasing. As soon as he grabs ahold of the rope a shark charges in towards the fisherman. He punches the shark in the nose pushing it away.
Keep in mind, he’s trying to hang on to the tuna while he’s fighting off a shark… in the shark’s kitchen.
Another shark appears and they both begin circling and coming in close as the fisherman pulls the tuna in close and pays attention to the sharks too all while surfacing for air.
Talk about a rush, you can feel the adrenaline pumping just watching the video.
The fight gets more intense as the man gets the fish in closer. Getting tangled in the line, one of the sharks comes right at him and roughs him up until he goes back under. The man pulls out a knife and stabs one that comes close, as it swims off the other comes in and catches a stab as well.
The man goes up and waves down his boat that comes to get him to safety. He throws the fish in first then climbs up in.
Dude… I love tuna as much as the next guy, but not way in hell I’m getting into a knife fight with two sharks over it.
Stabbing sharks and still getting the fish, that’s as intense as fishing gets.
Hammerhead Shark Could’ve Set South Carolina State Record
It’s not always about winning.
According to For The Win, a pair of South Carolina fishermen hooked into a hammerhead shark that easily would’ve destroyed the state record.
Weighing in at over 1,000 pounds, this shark was a whopping 400 pounds over the current state record of 588. The world record catch sits at 1,280-pounds from Boca Grande, Florida.
However, after battling for over an hour, the captain decided to let the fish go rather than bringing it in for the official weigh in.
Enormous hammer today. State record demolished, but released her. Just wait.
Outcast Sportfishing Captain Chip Michalove said the two fishermen were so beat they didn’t even want the photo:
“They were so exhausted they could barely stand. Pete crashed on the cooler and laid there in exhaustion, and his friend was so tired that I barely convinced him to just hold the camera while I reached over and grabbed the shark’s head for one quick photo.
I tried to get them to lean over for a picture, but they wouldn’t budge. So I threw a quick tag in the shark, popped the hook and sent her off.”
He shared his picture to Twitter:
“13.5ft, over 1,000lbs, hammerhead this morning. We set out fully committed into finding the same hammer that was circling us yesterday and she was waiting. Tagged and released her healthy.
Would’ve demolished our state record but love these fish too much to kill.”
13.5ft, over 1,000lbs, hammerhead this morning. We set out fully committed into finding the same hammer that was circling us yesterday and she was waiting. Tagged and released her healthy. Would’ve demolished our state record but love these fish too much to kill. @AftcoFishingpic.twitter.com/4cLzN0z70T
If you’re going to go out be extreme like this make sure you know the risks and have safety nets in place because it can get wild.
This kayak fisherman set out for a fun day on the water. With cameras set on his kayak, the fisherman starts casting away and hooks into a fish.
During the excitement of reeling in the fish the man realizes a big old shark is chasing the fish and they’re both headed straight for the boat.
The fisherman starts to lose it just as you can see the shark. The shark runs right into the back of his kayak and flips everything over. The fisherman frantically flips over his boat and jumps in as quick as he can.
Luckily, he got back in the kayak before the shark could take a run at him.