1. David From Canada says

    Be careful with this video clip – I tried to watch it 3 times and it shut down my computer the last 2 times. Watch it at your own risk. By the way, for all you sailing fans, what’s a chum bag? Never heard of it before.

  2. Bob R says

    A chum bag is a bag of fish entrails and pieces used as bait to attract fish, not necessarily sharks. When I worked as a mate on the bottom fishing boats out of Cape May Marina (many years ago) we often “chummed” or threw chopped bait fish behind the boat to attract Mackerel, Sea Bass, etc. The last thing we wanted to attract was a shark, which would play havoc with our fishing lines.

    As a youth, I fished near the 28 mile wreck. Not near as many sharks back then, but I could tell a tale or two about shark encounters while fishing the waters around Cape May.

  3. iowan says

    Actually, chum bags are used for far more than attracting sharks. They are used to ramp up the interest of popular salt water game fish. I highly doubt this group was angling for sharks, especially given their reaction.

  4. AmericanDreamer says

    That is actually a baby shark it isn’t that bigy
    These people were fishing for mako sharks.
    I think you need a license for that because they are endangered
    If they didn’t have a license they may have been breaking a law that is very strictly enforced.

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