800-pound Mako shark caught in Florida

805-pound Mako shark caught in Milton, Florida.
April 23, 2014 2:38:39 AM PDT
Joey Polk and his cousins normally keep their big catches quiet so as not to scare off the tourists at the Gulf of Mexico.

However, a photo of an 805-pound Mako shark they hauled in caught a lot of attention on Facebook.

"We just want to save our sport. The more people that know about it, the more people that crowd our beach. With hundreds of people swimming that's not what we want," the fisherman said.

Most of the sharks they catch don't normally become dinner.

"Probably 95 percent catch and release. We do keep a lot of what won't swim off sometimes," he said.


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