Best gun for GWS protection?

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  1. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=2I91DJZKRxs&feature=fvwp

    I also liked this compendium of shark attacks on the big screen:



    The octo-shark and bridge/airplane eatin' sharks are my favorites!! :)

    Hmmm....maybe I'll be a little more cautious the next time I pull on the waders? How 'bout you 'yak, 'toon and SUP folks???? ;):confused:;)
     
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    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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  3. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    Thanks for the correction, I wonder how they would make the case for using it as protection in a small craft, no scuba or halibut gear on board. In Georgia we always had a bang stick with the crew on our research dives, of course, there were a lot more sharks and species of sharks that could/would eat you, too. Up here in liberal land I can believe they would make bang sticks illegal. Nothing like blowing a hole through an under/over sized ling cod for sport.
     
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    NewTyer1 Banned or Parked

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    I have two ideas. One is a shark bang stick which basically has a bullet load or electrical shock which when you push it into the shark, it hits it so hard that they swim away. The other is if you are a little closer because it is a knife but the cool thing about the knife is once you stab the shark, there is a button which expels gas at a high rate and will blow up the shark to pieces. I personally would go with the bang stick.
     
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  6. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    I saw a yak angler out along the jetty today, as well as some anglers who hiked out in the wind and rain. I usually wait until Ling season opens, which is Mar 16 this year. Seems like in recent there's too many jetty anglers chomping at the bit to be out there early and start catching the other species available. There will be plenty of yak anglers out there to spread the risk this year, I'm sure.
    I still might order a Shark Shield for peace of mind when fishing out near and around the outer tip of the Jetty. A kayak viewed from below might just look like something swimming on the surface.
    I just can't get used to feeling like prey out there...like a gigantic dry fly twitching along a seam, or some kind of "waker"...
     
  7. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald that's His Lordship, to you.....

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    We used bang sticks or shark darts, but the darts worked best in shallow water. Personally, I'd prefer a grenade.
     
  8. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    Just heard about another fatal GWS attack, this time in New Zealand. Cops went out and shot the shark. No mention of caliber.

    Sounds like the victim was quite a waterman. Expert paddler, bodysurfer, surfer, long-distance swimmer, etc. My condolences to his family and friends.

    The cops thought they killed the shark, since they saw it roll over and sink after they shot it, but at least two other large sharks also were seen in the vicinity when the attack happened. Perhaps a family group or "pack?" We used to believe that GWS were solitary, but recent evidence suggests otherwise.
     
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    alpinetrout Banned or Parked

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    According to the Vice President, it's a double-barreled shotgun. Just blast it into the water anywhere sharks might be present or whenever you feel threatened.