by Brooks O'Brian
Dad of the year?? I think not. Cool video?? Absolutely!!
Seems like that Shark could have swam under the kayak at any time and sent both dad and son into the water with a SHARK, but apparently dad was more focused on getting it all on camera! Wonder what his wife had to say when she saw the video? That being said it IS a GREAT look at a shark close up!
According to abcnews.com:
For Kevin Stevens and his 9-year-old son Hunter, last Saturday started off as a regular day of shark fishing. They had been out in their kayak off the Galveston, Texas, coast for three hours when they decided they wanted to call it a day because of the heat. Before Stevens took in his fishing pole, though, one of the reels started clicking. He started reeling it in to see what it was, and the line was completely limp. "Apparently the shark had been coming at me so I didn't feel it on the line," Stevens told ABC News."It realized there was a kayak in front of it, and it took off running." Stevens released the kayak's anchor, and proceeded to be pulled up and down the coast, one pocket beach to the next, for about an hour, which he called a "Texas sleigh ride." The two fishermen knew they had a big shark on the line, but when they finally got it into the boat they saw the actual size. "We were shocked," Stevens said. "We didn't realize how big it was." The shark was between six and seven feet long -- Stevens used his six and a half foot paddle to measure it -- and his kayak was only 12 feet.