Florida angler lands massive mako sharkHelmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine,
08. March 2012
Date: 26. February 2012.
Location: Islamorada, Florida Keys, USA.
Species: Shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus).
Weight: 348.4 kg ( 768 lbs. ).
The specimen was caught by the crew of the charter boat ‘Captain Cadillac’ (skippered by Capt. Billy Chapman ) about 25 miles off shore.
According to the source, the mako was feeding on a dead swordfish carcass when they successfully managed to ‘hook’ the predator. The angler reeled in the shark to the side of the boat after a four hours battle on 80 lbs test line.
The weigh-in took place at World Wide Sportsman Marina in Islamorada. Randy Helf, owner of the ‘Captain Cadillac’, donated all the meat to anyone who wanted some.
Source and Photo Credit: Bass Pro Shops Blog.