Record breaker: Huge 1,300-pound mako shark caught in California
A record-setting 1,300-pound mako shark was caught off the coast of Huntington Beach in California, one of the biggest sharks in the world ever caught.
The fisherman caught the large mako shark with his friends as the event was being filmed ahead of a reality television show. The shark clocked in at a total 1,323 pounds, ranking in the top half percentage of all fishes ever caught.
They said that bringing the shark aboard the boat was a two and a half hour long struggle that they hope they will never have to go through again, but the fisherman slipped and slided their way to a victory. The shark attempted to bite everything in sight upon its capture, they said.
"I still feel the soreness in every bone," said Texan Jason Johnson, adding the scene was total “mayhem.” “It's the scariest thing I've ever done in my life."
The largest catch ever was a 2,664-pound great white shark caught off the coast of California in 1959.
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