View Full Version : Unwanted Visitors!!!!
08-16-2006, 05:30 PM
Guys, I spend most of the time reading and gathering information about the man in the gray suit, but I know that what you read and see on TV is probably not the same as to certain behaviors that you might witness below the surface.
Can you please provide information and tactics, when you take you first shot of the day and you have rather quickly unwanted visitors trying to commit an act of piracy in the high seas with the catch of the day. I am truly getting sick and tired of them getting their away with me..... :mad:
Plus suggestion in obtaining equipment to take care of such unwanted visitors and if it is require to registered such equipment with the local authorities if you travel abroad.
08-17-2006, 08:54 AM
3/8 shaft with lots of bands usually does the trick
08-17-2006, 02:02 PM
.357 powerhead. If it's a choice between him or me it will be him. Any agressive shark should be trained that a diver is just as leathle as a shark. PPD maybee. Go to search and key in PPD, or Ray Oder. Rick
08-17-2006, 10:21 PM
I used to be purely defensive and spent my time more or less reacting to the moves the shark would be making. These "moves" ranged from standing my ground to kicking them, whacking them with my gun, etc.
I don't use powerheards which is just a personal decision. I finally decided that enough was enough and got a Shark Shield. I don't use it so I can continue hunting if I am being harrassed by a shark or a group of them while carrying fish. I use it as a way to keep them off me so that I can have the time to surface.
I am now taking that one step farther and starting to send the fish up on a buoy as soon as I shoot them so they are completely out of the equation.
For me, it is recognizing that I am the one that is creating the behavior of the shark when it comes in on me and my fish. So it just stands to reason that I should be the one to change my behavior to eliminate the problem because the shark has been successful for millions of years and I doubt if he is going to change. I would rather do that than try to kill the shark. Once again, it is only my personal decision and I do not make judgements about Rick, Cliff, and others who handle the problem a different way.
08-19-2006, 06:32 AM
Thanks Guys......Now I know in which direction I should go in dealing with such situation.
08-23-2006, 06:09 PM
I usually just give makos a swift poke in the gills and they bugger off. Now always, if you have to, aim for the gills or eye.
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