Not quite Jaws for this fishing enthusiast on the world’s most famous beach in Daytona, but still a good catch

Photos for Headline Surfer / Above: Beth Bibeault hugs a small shark she caught on the Daytona Beach Shores pier. Left to right: Beach cameras approaching Dunlawton in Daytona Beach Shores and the Flagler Avenue beach ramp in New Smyrna Beach show a fair amount of cars on the beach for an early February day, in this case , Friday, Feb. 4, 2022.

By HENRY FREDERICK / Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. — Beth Bibeault loves fishing from Crabby Joes Pier along the world’s most famous beach in greater Daytona.

Earlier today, she caught what might be her biggest catch yet: a shark!

Ouch!

Showing how fearless she is, she kissed him mockingly.

Again, this was no longer among the living. And it wasn’t Jaws!

However, Beth Bineault loves to fish and has done so for many years among the crowds of tourists and locals.

“At least I caught something,” she said, lifting her grip.

Bibeault caught what appears to be a 2-foot-long Atlantic shark, which is considered one of the best shark species for human consumption.

Shark Hold / Headline Surfer“At least I caught something,” she said, lifting her grip.

Bibeault caught what appears to be a 2-foot-long Atlantic shark, which is considered one of the best shark species for human consumption.

Bibeault caught what appears to be a 2-foot-long Atlantic shark, which is considered one of the best shark species for human consumption.

Despite the hit 1975 horror film Jaws, great white sharks are rare in the subtropical waters off the Atlantic coast of Florida. Typical central Florida sharks are blacktips and spinners.

Yet Volusia County has more shark bite incidents than most touristy stretches along the United States’ Atlantic coast, and New Smyrna Beach in particular, just south of Daytona, is known as the world capital of shark bites.

YouTube Integration / Jaws Movie Scene.
Biography of Henry Frederick / Headline Surfer

About the author of the signature: Henry Frederick is a working press member and publisher of Headline Surfer, the award-winning 24/7 internet media outlet launched in 2008, serving the greater Daytona Beach, Sanford and Orlando area from Lake Mary, Florida via HeadlineSurfer.com. Frederick has amassed nearly 150 award-winning signatures in print and online. He earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University in 2019. He was a breaking news reporter (subway cops and courts) for the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade. And before that, the same beat worked for The Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers in Rockland/Westchester Counties, NY, dating back to 1989. Having witnessed the execution of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the bedroom of the death from Florida and covering other high-profile cases, Frederick appeared on national crime documentary shows on Discovery ID, Reelz and the Oxygen Network series “Snapped” for his analysis. • Award-Winning Journalism: The Florida Press Club recognizes Headline Surfer for nine articles in the 2020 statewide contest. • Award-winning journalism by Henry Frederick.

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