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Mary Lee... 16.5 feet, 3500 lbs, mature female Great White

Postby Master-Baiter » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:52 pm

So, it's been a little while since I've posted anything to the forum. I figured I'd wait until I had something big to contribute. :)

Thought I'd pass this information along for those "catch & release" boatless shark anglers.

Especially those who like to fish the surf from the shoreline or surf line.

A Great White Shark is in the Jacksonville area SURF. Yes, I said SURF.

If you get there quick enough, and get lucky, it could be possible to hook that bad girl from shore. All 3500 pounds, she is 16.5 feet long. Her name is Mary Lee.

Here is a link to a news story:

http://m.jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/ ... surf-break

And her Face Book page. What else can I say after announcing a facebook page for a great white shark?

https://www.facebook.com/OCEARCH

Oh, yeah, if you should find her, and hook her, please release her unharmed.
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Re: Mary Lee... 16.5 feet, 3500 lbs, mature female Great Whi

Postby PhishingPhanatic » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:04 pm

Anyone have a bait hookup for live seals?
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Re: Mary Lee... 16.5 feet, 3500 lbs, mature female Great Whi

Postby fishnfool73 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:15 pm

Where are you going to get live seals in Florida ? Sea World ? Just use your wifes pot roast floated out on a tire
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Re: Mary Lee... 16.5 feet, 3500 lbs, mature female Great Whi

Postby PhishingPhanatic » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:17 pm

fishnfool73 wrote:Where are you going to get live seals in Florida ? Sea World ? Just use your wifes pot roast floated out on a tire


I'm sure Sea World has a few extras floating around. Too bad James doesn't post any more, he would have started a petition already against it :mrgreen:
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Re: Mary Lee... 16.5 feet, 3500 lbs, mature female Great Whi

Postby BEOWULF » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:00 am

She's big, but doesn't look 3500lbs :jocolor: (Seriously though.)
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Re: Mary Lee... 16.5 feet, 3500 lbs, mature female Great Whi

Postby PhishingPhanatic » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:09 am

Think how many more must be down here...what are the odds that one with a satellite tag is the only one?
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Re: Mary Lee... 16.5 feet, 3500 lbs, mature female Great Whi

Postby swordfish » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:33 pm

I believe it to be the winter haunts for them... Also, I truly believe they go much further south on the gulf stream, they are not uncommon in the waters off the Caribbean. Being as she is a very large female of breeding age, I would consider keeping a close watch on her, maybe they can uncover their mating habits! It is important since these fish take so long to reproduce. Given that there is none of their "natural prey" down here aka Seals, they must have babies on their minds...

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Re: Mary Lee... 16.5 feet, 3500 lbs, mature female Great Whi

Postby crashmister » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:04 am

Well there's 2 of em being tracked. Mary was actually just off the beach in like waste deep water. The other has stayed off shore quite a ways. But yeah Rory, hard to believe theres only 2 of em. Can't say here, but they seal hunt in packs.
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Re: Mary Lee... 16.5 feet, 3500 lbs, mature female Great Whi

Postby chris21 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:33 am

PhishingPhanatic wrote:
Too bad James doesn't post any more, he would have started a petition already against it :mrgreen:

that's the last thing I'd expect to see in the surf! what happened to James if I may ask? I always enjoyed his posts.
There's no such thing as too much bait!!

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Re: Mary Lee... 16.5 feet, 3500 lbs, mature female Great Whi

Postby Vodka » Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:06 pm

The entire population of great whites is only around 3500 individuals. It would be extremely unethical to target the species, considering how vulnerable they are.
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Re: Mary Lee... 16.5 feet, 3500 lbs, mature female Great Whi

Postby cvstrat » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:04 am

Vodka wrote:The entire population of great whites is only around 3500 individuals. It would be extremely unethical to target the species, considering how vulnerable they are.


Wow :cheers:
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