Imagine doing what you love, fishing off the pier when you notice that someone next to you gets a huge bite. Not just any bite though, one that takes 60 people to actually reel in. That is exactly what happened off of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier in the Florida Panhandle when someone unexpectedly caught a 700 pound Mako Shark. People started to gather around to witness the enormous catch. I’d be running to watch too if I was on pier where a fisherman catches a huge shark, especially one this huge. I usually think of some deep-sea offshore fishing to reel in something like this. Not simple pier fishing.
Joey Polk is the leader of this fishing crew known as “Team True Blue”.
They are known for catching ridiculously large sharks. In fact, just a little while ago, they caught a 850 pound Mako Shark too.
Normally they don’t keep their catches, but this time was different; his kids wanted shark for dinner. And scientists wanted to do more research on this predator that was a little too close to shores.
This video shows the moment that the fisherman catches a huge shark.
Scientists drove over 10 hours just to be able to dissect the shark’s backbone, the contents of its stomach, and some of the animal’s organs. The shark measured 10 feet, 9 inches, and was a female. Is this something you would want to catch while fishing? I’d love to have the story, but the idea of catching a shark is terrifying.