A New Year’s Day fishing charter started out slow, but it sure didn’t end that way.
Before the trip was over, the people on board the boat had landed a 13-foot great white shark.
They were traveling on a boat named Out Of The Blue, which is part of the fishing charter company Fishing Headquarters.
“We were out there for probably a good three hours with not much activity, so we were just kind of lounging around there, enjoying the sun, and then all of the sudden, pretty much the entire boat started yanking down, so we knew we hooked a big one,” said Josh Bieber, part of the charter group.
When it happened, one of the youngest people on the boat was holding onto the reel, fighting the shark as it took off with the line.
“I thought I was going to get yanked out of the boat, that thing was pulling really hard,” said Simon Asnes.
It took the entire boat about an hour and 20 minutes to reel in the massive shark.