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    Patterson is a madman!

  • #2
    May I please defer on that invitation to go out on a board off the coast for just a bit? Thanks though, appreciated


    • #3
      A little closer to home:

      PIGEON POINT -- A 45-year-old kayak fisherman from Pinole angling near Pigeon Point on Saturday came face-to-face with the biggest fish of his life -- a great white shark.

      Adam Coca launched from a small cove just north of Pigeon Point on the San Mateo coast. Located within the "Red Triangle," an area described by Año Nuevo on the south, the Farallon Islands to the west and Bodega Bay north, this section of water is known for the frequent sightings and occasional interactions with great white sharks.

      Coca was paddling his yellow Ocean Kayak Prowler, a 13-foot sit-on-top fishing boat, and had just stopped to fish in about 30 feet of water when he encountered a great white.

      "I was south of Bean Hollow off those beaches toward Pigeon Point," Coca said. "I felt it hit the nose of my boat from below, like boom! kaboom! then it flipped the boat over. I was halfway in the water, basically an anchor point as the shark chewed my boat and pushed. We must have done three or four full circles like that."

      Coca was finally able to climb atop his overturned boat and hugged the stern while the shark continued to chew on the nose.

      "I held onto my boat and looked right into its eye," Coca said. "The shark was at least as long as my boat."

      The great white became tangled in Coca's paddle leash and was distracted by the flailing paddle, toward which it turned and bit, severing the leash. After that last bite the shark submerged and disappeared.

      "Yum Yum Yellow" Still appears to the color of choice for big fish!