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Frank Mundus
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Adventurer
    (1925-September 10, 2008)
    Born in Long Branch, New Jersey
    Sport fisherman
    Chartered 'Monster fishing' expeditions from Montauk, Long Island
    With Donnie Braddick, set the record for largest shark caught with rod and reel, a 3427 pound great white (1986)
    Alleged inspiration for Quint in 'Jaws'
    He painted the nails of his big toes red and green, for port and starboard.
    He frequently wore a t-shirt with his picture on it.
    He would lasso blue sharks to drive them into a frenzy.
    He retired after the Coast Guard began requiring written exams for fishing captains.
    On his web page, he listed 'aggravating people' as a hobby.
    He fell in love with the sea after taking up swimming to strengthen his arm following a bone marrow infection.
    As he became more eco-friendly in his later years, the New York Times noted that he sounded less like Captain Quint and more like marine biologist Hooper.
    Author Russell Drumm said of one expedition, 'Shark fishing with Frank Mundus, the best at what he does, is like playing baseball with Mickey Mantle.'
    He said, 'I was never consulted on the movie, never made a penny off it, never met Robert Shaw or any of the other actors. All I ever wanted was a 'thank you' from Benchley and I never got it, not in more than 30 years.'
    Although Peter Benchley claimed Quint was a composite, he said 'I don't object to him saying he was the inspiration.... He is one of the last great colorful fishermen.'

Credit: C. Fishel


    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 17 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 10 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 16 Votes: 31.25% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 21 Votes: 47.62% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 14 Votes: 78.57% Annoying
 
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