Banning sharking in tourist towns is the equivalent of a child pulling the covers over his head because he thinks it'll protect him from the monsters. I mean, I understand why the city doesn't want to have sharks pulled up on the beach, but they're there whether we fish for them or not.
But I can't imagine going into the surf to drag out a mako. That's just nuts.
Do you guys remember those two giant tiger sharks (700-800 pounds each) they caught off Va. Beach about a decade ago? I was on the docks when they brought them in. I asked the captain how far out in the canyons they caught them. He squinted through his leathery eyes and said, "Got both of 'em inside the first set of cans (buoys)." He shook his head. "Yeah, pretty messed up, eh?"
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