1,000 Pound Mako Shark Caught in Florida

Talk about a "catch of the day"... Some South Florida fishermen reeled in a one-thousand pound Mako shark.

The group was taking part in a fishing tournament over the weekend when they made the great catch.

Watch out. It's stuck on the line.

A group of Miami bankers have quite the shark tale to tell after reeling in a one-thousand-pound, twelve foot, Mako 16 miles off of Elliot key this weekend.

We had him up to about 80 feet underneath the boat at times.

I don't have to watch Jaws any more, I lived it.

The ocean bank team was participating in an f-i-u alumni fishing tournament.

They were out scouting schools of maui maui but instead would see this dorsal fin in the distance.

I knew it was a big fish I saw it but I didn't realize it was that big.

Somebody video this. Got it!

That's when the cat and mouse game began. First they worked to hook the giant predator. Then they watch in awe as.

It jumped out of the water about 10 feet.

It would take seven men more than four hours to reel in this beast and while there were times when doubt set in.

There were times when I thought he might break a line. Or break out will.

Pull!

In a battle of wills between man and beast this group of guys would triumph.

The woundup's captain John Dudas has been fishing for more than 30 years. He calls this..A fish of a lifetime.


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