I've spent much of my life fishing Inland Saltwater, alot of which was spent waist-deep wading the Surf for Specks, Reds and Flounder. Very recently, I've been getting alot of reports of Sharks both Inland and on the Beach. Reports of large numbers of Sharks in some places, other places there have been very large Sharks.
There was a large Great White discovered within a few hundred yards of the beach, off the coast of Florida, not very long ago...we all know the Great White is a man-eater.
Most other reports have been Bull Sharks, Tiger Sharks, and Makos. Bulls and Tigers are the common Man-eaters, followed by Makos.
Because of these recent issues, my days of wading are over. Any fishing I do will be my feet on dry ground or in a boat. I urge everyone to consider the same.