Jeff Crilly was out on his boat the “Big Nutz Required II” with some pals Monday when a great white shark swam up to the stem of the boat and grabbed a bag of chum, in a tale reminiscent of the 1975 blockbuster “Jaws.”
“Whoah! This thing is huge!” the group can be heard yelling in a video of the incident posted by Crilly on Facebook.
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They continue to cry “holy sh-t!” as the beast approaches and circles the boat, rearing its nose to chow down on a yellow bag of chum.
“Dude that was the coolest f–ing thing I’ve ever seen, oh my God, dude! Once in a lifetime man,” one of the fishermen shouts as the others laugh and cheer in disbelief.
Crilly didn’t immediately respond to a message from The Post but told the Asbury Park Press the five-man fishing crew was about 30 miles southeast of Manasquan Inlet when the shark approached.
He thinks the predator must have been more than half the size of his 31-foot Bertram sport boat and weighed approximately 2,000 pounds.
“We’ve fished for sharks a lot and never seen anything like that. We were amazed by how big it was,” Crilly said.
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