Monday, October 15, 2007

844-pound, 11-foot shark caught in Florida

Six friends went to a fishing tournament looking to catch some grouper. They caught a 844-pound mako shark instead. Adlee Bruner and five others headed out into the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday on a charter boat and came back with a record catch for the decades-old Destin Fishing Rodeo.

After a fight which lasted more than an hour, the shark was gaffed and eventually gave up after its tail was roped. The men could not get the big shark in the boat. They tied the shark to the stern with three ropes and made the four-hour trip back to land. The shark was hoisted up at the rodeo before a big crowd. It tipped the scale at 844.4 pounds. » Article here

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