Wednesday, December 06, 2006

What color bait?

According to oregonsurf.com, an 18-foot-long, 5000-pound great white shark attacked a surfer on Halloween in Lincoln City. It was the second shark attack in the area this year. Nobody was hurt, but apparently, both victims' surfboards were the same color: yellow.

Makes me think of fishing for trout with Power Bait. Seems like every season the fish are interested in a different color. Orange, chartruese, yellow, rainbow. If you don't know what they're biting on, they pretty much treat your hook like a chopped liver.

Hmmm.












Donovan - Colours

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Paint a black seal on the bottom of it. That should throw them off.

Chum said...

Seriously...

I wonder if there's a color that sharks are repulsed by. Hope it's hot pink, since that's what I'm considering for the Mandala...

Shit. That's the color of the sushi I ate today.

Anonymous said...

Checked out your art show Sissy. Cool shit. Live up the street. Such a great little area in Echo Park of shops tryin' to do their thing.

Think I saw you, didn't want to be the dude from some site sayin' hi to a dude from some site. Plus we were just irie lookin' at cool ass art.

Maybe if the surf was up...

Keep on keepin' on.

Chum said...

Damn! Wish you would have said hello. I was busy chatting up family and friends (and dealing with anxiety by downing beers) but it woulda been cool (not too creepy).

totor said...

I saw a guy on TV in South Africa, who swam among great white sharks with a carboard painted in black and white.
That apparently kept them away, because it's the same color as the killer whales, which are the only predators for sharks...

nmm said...

You seen the christian's board? All locked up for winter. Where are those zebra stripes, when you need them?

Chum said...

Funny enough, Mike Parsons had zebra stripes on his board at the Nelscott contest today (which takes place in Lincoln City! He's in the know...

Anonymous said...

Hope that is not your black board. Have a heart!

Anonymous said...

Hope that is not your black board. Have a heart!

Anonymous said...

Just curious...has anyone seen andy sharks out there when you surf?

J.P. said...

Sharks are color blind.

J.P. said...

Actually , now some shark websites say they can see color.

I'm using The Google.

Chum said...

I'm actually surprised there isn't more research on the subject.

totor said...

J.P said: "Sharks are color blind."
Black and white are not colours...