In "Shark Bait," a charter boat captain in Nicaragua is forced to cooperate with a deadly gun-running scheme.
Captain Jonathan Hook is an American who operates a small charter boat service in Nicaragua. One night, he stops at Joe's Cocktail Bar and hears that there is talk of a rebel uprising across the border. The rumour is that rebels are bringing guns into Honduras via a fishing troller off the coast. Hook isn't concerned, but warns the proprieter not to spread the news around.
The next morning, Captain Hook expects to take a father and daughter out for an all day fishing trip, but when he arrives at his boat, he finds two unexpected guests there as well. All four passengers claim that they want to go fishing, but when they demonstrate little or no ability to catch fish, Hook becomes suspicious. Soon, it becomes obvious that the two strangers have joined their boat trip for another reason, but who is being double-crossed?
"Shark Bait" was written by Antony Ellis and produced/directed by William N. Robson. William Conrad appeared as Captain Jonathan Hook. Also appearing were Mary Shipp, Will Geer, John Dehner, Steve Roberts, Harry Bartell, and Paul Frees. This episode aired on July 14, 1950.
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