THE WILD LIFE OF THE STEVENS
Kevin and Hunter Get Taken for a “Texas Sleigh Ride”
by a Seven- foot Long Black Tip Shark
Outrageous YouTube Video Takes Over the Net
“Reminiscent of the scene in the 1975 film Jaws, where a rather larger great white shark drags fishing boat The Orca around as its crew try to save themselves.”
THE DAILYMAIL UK ONLINE
“A tale of the-one-that-got-away that has the Internet buzzing.”
“They both caught more than they bargained for.”
“Kevin Stevens needs a bigger boat.”
GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS
As Seen on Good Morning America, FOX and Friends
Click Here to View the Family’s Video and Their Interview with Robin Roberts
Nearing the end of a day out in their fishing kayak off the coast of Galveston, Kevin Stevens of Clear Lake, TX and his nine-year old son Hunter got taken for a wild ride when they reeled in a 7-foot Black Tip shark. The shark, which put up a bit of fight, pulled the father and son a mile out into the Gulf of Mexico, dragging their boat up and down the coast for over an hour before they could release it back to the wild. Hunter, who wants to be a marine biologist, caught the whole thing on video.
Kevin says that the experience could be compared more to the “Old Man and the Sea” versus “Shark Week” on the Discovery Channel.
Kevin has been fishing since the age of two. He is a member of the Southern Kingfish Association, and has won numerous competitions in the Gulf Coast region. The Texas-native has spent hundreds of hours kayaking in the Gulf of Mexico. He has caught fish so large that they’ve been studied by the Texas Parks and Wildlife, including the second largest stingray ever caught in the Gulf of Mexico.
The adventure that was caught on video by Hunter is a routine occurrence for the father and son. They spend most of their weekends fishing together in the Gulf. Kevin has caught thousands of sharks, including other Black Tip, Bull, Sharp Nose, Hammer Head, Bonnet Head, Dusky, Tiger and Nurse sharks.
When the video went viral, the phones began to ring. The Stevens have been enjoying a whirlwind of interest from the press, including visits to Good Morning America and the Today Show.
You can also find our interviews and mentions on:
- NBC Today Show
- Field and Stream
- Kayak Angler Magazine
- The Outdoor Show -CBS Houston
- Houston Chronicle
- CNET TV
- Rapid Media – Reel Paddling Film Festival 2012
- World Fishing Network
- On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren
- Keen 105 Radio
- The Rod Ryan Morning Show on 94.5
- The Denver Post
- The Washington Post
- Walton and Johnson Show