Fishing can be a thrilling and adventurous activity and a recent video posted by Rich, a fishing enthusiast and YouTuber with the FishAholic Fishing channel, shows just how thrilling it can get out on the water.
In the video, filmed in the beautiful and bountiful waters of the Florida Keys, Rich found himself face-to-face with a massive shark and didn’t know it until it was right up on him.
He was fishing for tarpon and caught one, however, the shark saw the tarpon before he could get it reeled in and bit down on the fish that was still attached to his line.
Rich started reeling it in but the shark ended up swimming into some rocks and got stuck, causing him to have to loosen his line to see if he could get it unstuck. It worked! But that’s when the shark revealed itself.
The shark came out of nowhere and slammed into his kayak, sending a wave of water and a surge of fear through the fisherman. Fortunately, Rich was able to remain calm and avoid any serious danger but it did give him quite the scare.
The incident serves as a reminder of the risks that come with fishing in the open waters like he was. It’s important for anglers to be aware of their surroundings and to always have safety measures in place.
Despite the potential dangers, the Florida Keys remain a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts, offering a wide variety of species to target and a truly magical atmosphere on the water. From the booming reefs to the powerful tides, the Florida Keys offer endless opportunities for adventure and excitement.
If you’re planning a fishing trip to the Florida Keys, be sure to give yourself plenty of time to explore and target a variety of species. But always remember to approach the waters with respect and caution, as the thrill of the catch can quickly turn into a dangerous situation.
Watch The “Inches From Death” Shark Video Below
(The encounter with the shark happens around the 11:15 mark.)