Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Fishermen Catch/Release 13' Great White Off Florida

Anglers off Fort Lauderdale, Florida had the surprise of a lifetime Tuesday morning when they hooked a great white estimated to be 13+ feet and between 800 and 1,000 pounds.

They initially thought they had a bull shark on the end of their line but after a two hour battle, they pulled the shark to the boat and realized it was a great white. The shark was then safely released.

The fishermen were aboard the vessel Hooked Up and per the vessel's website (http://www.tacohookedup.com/wblog/), they will soon be releasing more details and a video.

Read more about the great white encounter at Sun Sentinel
Photo from Hooked Up website.

EDIT 04/11:  Here is some raw footage of the shark next to the boat (Thank you to Becky and Colin Williams for the headsup on this link) : https://www.dropbox.com/s/k0tf6d60sgei96u/IMG_0635.MOV