Fishermen endure sea of surprises in close calls and odd encounters; videos

Fishermen endure sea of surprises in close calls and odd encounters; videos

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Fishermen endure sea of surprises in close calls and odd encounters; videos

Mako shark jumps on a boat and gets stuck in guard rail. Photo is a screen grab. 

Fishing stories aren’t always about the ones that got away or the catches of a lifetime. Sometimes they’re about unexpected encounters.

We’ve come across fishing tales in recent years that range from the odd (a tarpon eating a man’s arm), to the crazy (ice fishermen sent scrambling amid cracking ice), to the surprising (a surfacing nuclear submarine), to the shocking (a great white shark knocking a fisherman off his kayak).

Here are a few of our favorites:

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