We had one pick up a bait and go nuts for a few seconds then just stop! It hung nose up like it was paralized. Standing on the bridge looking straight down at that torpedo after a shorter than 5 min fight was some scary shit!
Come to find out it had a big stainless long line hook twisted into the joint in its jaw. Our hook went in right next to it and literally shut it off like a light switch. I thought for sure we were going to have a mako going bat shit in the cockpit any second lol
Great video of what not to do as a captain. They saw the fish and when they hooked up the captain should have thrown the high flier and got the boat moving away from the fish. Never fish a shark out of a dead boat. The boat was not started till between jump five and six. Also the angler should have been told to start cranking as the line started to come up. That way the line is not under the fish when it comes down.
I have fished sharks since the early 1970â€™s. I have won shark tournaments and tagged hundreds of sharks (tagged 26 in one day). On August 6, 1983 we put a 552 lb. nine and half foot White Shark in a 22â€™ Sisu with two gin poles.