Fisherman "How much does one of those cost?"
I never know what to say to that one. If I tell the whole truth they might rob me? Plus I don't want to put them off the sport.
Me "Oh, about 1000 bucks if you buy used" (white lies are OK right?)
Fisherman "That would be perfect for shark baiting. It's a bit rough today, I couldn't get out on my kayak but you were getting out no problem"
So now I'm thinking. Is he really asking me to take shark bait out to where I would be gybing? To attract 11ft Tiger Sharks like the one above?!
Me "Yeah, but you would need to practice for a while before you could do it in conditions like this"
Clearly not taking his bait, he wandered off.
|Apparently they tagged and released|
Wrapped up and headed to Bird for another super fun session, where I could fall in without having a mini shark panic attack.