Tuesday, September 30, 2014

809 Pound World Record Mako Shark Killed with Bow and Arrow

Jeff Thomason photo of world record mako shark caught with bow and arrow off California
Jeff Thomason poses with his world record shark - photo by MySanAntonioNews
A new world record for mako shark bow fishing was obtained last month when Texas angler and T.V. host Jeff Thomason shot and then landed a 809 pound mako shark using a compound bow and arrow according to My San Antonio News.

The record shark was caught off the coast of Huntington Beach, California on August 12, 2014.

Jeff Thomason photo of world record mako shark caught with bow and arrow off California
Jeff Thomason takes aim at shark - photo by MySanAntonioNews
Mr. Thomason, who hosts the cable television show "Predator Pursuit," on the Sportsman Channel, told Lone Star Outdoor News that, "they’ve got to be about three feet from the boat to get the arrow to stick, so we threw a fish on a line and teased him to the boat,” Thomason stated. “I try and shoot for the top of the back. As soon as the arrow hit, all hell broke loose. We freaked out because I spined him and we thought he might sink."

It took five people nearly 30 minutes to haul in the 11 foot shark. And according to The Inquisitr, Thomason donated 400 pounds of the shark meat to a Los Angeles homeless shelter.
Photos from MySanAntonioNews - check link for more photos.