Video: Florida fisherman who filmed great white bitten by nurse shark

Cody Wabiszewski was fishing near the Bahia Honda Bridge in the Florida Keys. He operates Global Fishing Reports, a site designed for anglers to share information on the best fishing spots and newest gear and had hooked several sharks while targeting tarpon. As a conservationist and engineer by trade, Wabiszewski practices catch and release. He tries releasing unwanted catches so they incur the least amount of stress. Unfortunately, on June 18, one fish bit back. “I will say that I underestimated the shark’s suction power twice that day. First, I…

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Video: Spearfisherman attacked by a shark in the Florida Keys

A spearfisherman has filmed the moment he was attacked by a shark in the Florida Keys. Parker Simpson was fishing with a buddy June 4 at Middle Samo Reef off Boca Chica and was filming the trip with a head mounted camera. The 23-year-old, who was holding a freshly caught black grouper, was floating on the surface with his friend Justyn as they pondered their next move. Suddenly a 7- to 8-foot reef shark showed up behind the two.  “He first went at my dive buddy Justyn but immediately turned…

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Updated:Former NFL Player Bitten by Shark

A former NFL player was bitten by a shark in Florida.* Warren Sapp, former Bucs defensive tackle, was hunting lobster with a charter out of Marathon in the Florida Keys July 27.  The group was approximately seven miles off of Marathon in nine feet of water when the incident occurred. The forty-three-year-old was looking for a lobster when he saw a nurse shark lying in a lobster hole.  Sapp told The Rich Eisen Show he felt something “soft” when he stuck his hand in the hole. He then looked into…

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Fisherman bitten by shark in the Florida Keys

A fisherman has been bitten by a shark in the Florida Keys Johnathan Lester had just finished removing a hook from a fish April 7, in Content Keys and then leaned over the side of his boat to put the fish back in the water. As he was moving it back and forth to re-oxygenate its gills, a 5- or 6-foot shark suddenly approached and started biting the fish. Mr. Lester could not move out of the way quickly enough and was bitten on the left hand. The thirty-four year…

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10-12 foot Great White Shark in the Florida Keys

Video has surfaced of a 10 to 12 foot great white shark in the Florida Keys. The video was filmed Saturday in 15 feet of water on Alligator Reef which is off of Islamorada. Captain Chris Mueller was carrying a charter of 13 people to go snorkeling on the reef. His mate Greg Schlosser was watching the first group when he spotted the shark.  He quickly told Captain Mueller that he had spotted a great white shark. Mueller was in disbelief telling the Miami Herald “I said, ‘there’s no white…

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Bull Shark Does Not Want To Be Caught

A fisherman in the Florida Keys was nearly knocked out of his canoe by a bull shark. Matthew Rosenquist was participating in the 7th Annual Point Break Shark Fishing Trip when he hooked a large bull shark. The UW-Stevens Point student hooked the shark on his first cast of the first day of the trip on March 15, 2015. When the shark was brought to the surface it fought hard, bumping into the canoe and nearly spilling the occupants into the ocean. After the hit, another group came to assist…

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350lb Tiger Shark Killed by Boat

forward facing engine kills tiger shark

A tiger shark killed by boat? According to Dave Kamp it happened in the Florida Keys. Mr. Kamp was fishing for Bait January 14, off a reef between Seven Mile Bridge and Bahia Honda, when his boat hit something big in the water.  “It was quite a bang. We thought we had hit a shark because of the blood in the water but we had no idea. We were going about 25 knots when we hit this thing. It damaged the engine and we limped back home on one engine.”…

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