Seeing the shark still attached to his fishing rod in the overturned kayak, Chancey flipped the boat over and jumped back into the kayak. Attempting to catch a goliath grouper from his kayak, Chancey found that several bull sharks had begun circling him, likely interested in the 15-pound-bait he was employing.
Chancey hurriedly swam to a nearby boat and got safely out of the water.
It’s what came next, however, that makes this fish tale so unusual. In this instance, a Florida fisherman was capsized in his kayak while trying to lure in one.
The critter, he said, was about 8 ½ feet long. “I couldn’t let him win that easy”, he told ABC News. He caught a grouper, but the grouper spit out the bait. Its website claims “Capt. Ben specializes in extreme fishing charters”.
The close call comes after a increased number of shark incidents this summer.
Some experts also believe that the increase in shark attacks may be due to a larger than usual sea turtle population along the Atlantic Coast.
Chancey posted the video of the encounter top his YouTube channel “Chew On This” Wednesday. I had to get up off the mat and get another shot.