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When You Think You’ve Caught a Mackerel and a Shark Takes It Instead

It’s just another typical day on the ocean when your big mackerel gets thumped by a shark.

Fishing in perfect conditions like what you see in this video are what we dream about. Calm water and good friends aside, the bite is what we’re out there for and when a beautiful mackerel slams your offering you have no choice but to be happy about it.

Enter the scourge of the saltwater gamefisherman: any nearby shark with an appetite, so much for the mackerel.

Caution: some explicit language in the video.

Thanks to these fishing friends for sharing their video with us. Better to have fished and lost to the shark then never to have fished at all, no?

I don’t think these guys would agree with that one bit! That was a big mackerel on the way to the gaff and one clean miss was all it took to feed the sharks. Give them credit for taking it all in stride, although it was pretty obvious they have no love lost for those eating machines.

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