reply to post by Iwantano
Very interesting, though I have heard of a similar story. An old friend of mine was running a deep sea fishing charter off of the southeastern coast
of Florida, right around the Nassau area and trench. He has dove down to over 100 feet before in the trench and claimed to have found lobsters that
were up to 4 feet long down there, as well as massive bluefin tuna which run the trench.
What is more important is the depth to size ration, in which he could tell me how big something was from the surface by knowing how far down it was;
when I fished with him once he pointed out a hammerhead shark from the boat that looked maybe 3 feet long to me, but was actually close to 12 feet
because it was so deep down it looked smaller. Anyway he said one day he was out trolling for Mahi Mahi about 8 miles off shore into the Atlantic and
hit a spot with "more fish than he had ever seen in his life" in one spot on his fish finder. They trolled about an hour he said and caught a good
10 - 12 large Mahi Mahi and even a a very large strawberry grouper. To this day he claims it was the best trolling run he has ever had. Now onto the
After about an hour and half he said he noticed the fish began to dissappear from the finder and so he decided to look over the side to see if maybe
porpose or another aqauatic predator showed up for a meal. When he looked over he saw what he said "looked like a manitee's body, but was well in
excess of 30 feet in girth!! He said that he did not see the head, but knew it was not a whale from its shape, nor did he know of ANY species that was
as wide as this. Now he had a 48 foot Mako tourny fisher hull and two 375 outboards so this was not a small boat, but he guesstimated that a good 4 or
5 of his boat could fit on just the WIDTH of this thing. He said besides the sheer size of it the only other thing he noticed was that it had no
dorsal fins whatsoever and that for something as big as it was it made suprisingly very little noise of surface turbulence in the water, though it was
a good 60 feet down he said.
This story always fascinated me as to this day I have yet to read about anything that size ever found, and I knew I could believe him because there
were others who spoke of this Atlantic goliath. He never made a news story about it or even reported it, he just told other fisherman and locals about
it and told them to keep there eyes out for it again to confirm his sighting.
He told me this a good 12 years ago and I haven't seen or spoken to him since, not quite sure if he is still alive. All I remember was asking him to
scale its size for me so i had an idea of how big it was, and he said imagine a carnival cruise ship sailing under you at a depth of 60 feet. He also
said it didn't scare him, more so it blew him away by it's sheer size.
Funny how the story of the Kraken claims that many fish surround it and that brave fishermen would fish over it because of the bounty of fish, yet
here in real life a man has what he claims to be the best catch of his life and then sees a literal leviathan.
Oh and 8 miles out meant he was in about 1500 to 2000 feet depths. Anyone else heard of something like this?