Jersey Fishermen’s Great White Shark Encounter Caught on Video
If you have a flashback to the movie Jaws after seeing this video, you are not alone. A group of New Jersey fisherman received a surprise visit from a 16-foot great white shark on Monday, and it was all caught on video.
Jeff Crilly and his four-member crew were taking part in a mako shark tournament on Crilly's boat, about 30 miles from Manasquan Inlet in Ocean County, with bait hanging off the side of the boat to lure mako sharks when they were surprised by a shark considerably larger than the smaller mako sharks.
"It was harder to guess the weight because we had nothing to compare it to, but it was probably about 2,000 pounds," Crilly told the Asbury Park Press. Mako sharks usually weigh no more than 200 pounds.
The video shows the fisherman noticing the shark approaching the boat, excitement of the crew heard in the background.
The shark then grabs the bait, biting it off from the pole it's resting on. The face of the shark can be seen jumping from the water, resting on the side of the boat. It plays like a scene from Jaws.
"Once in a lifetime man. Once in a lifetime. I can't believe that just happened," a fisherman says.
Courtesy of Jeff Crilly, via a Facebook post, here is video of the memorable shark encounter...
Source: Asbury Park Press