World-Record Shark? Fishermen Talk About Their Huge Catch
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA — A group of fishermen may have broken a world record with a huge shark caught off the coast of Huntington Beach. Jason Johnston, from Mesquite, Texas, chartered a fishing boat from a Huntington Beach, California charter service.
The men were able to reel in a massive Mako some 15 miles offshore.
The shark was estimated to be about 1,300 pounds; 11 feet in length and 8 feet in girth.
Johnston said it took more than two hours to bring the beast in. He used a quarter mile in fishing line.
A certified weigh master will weigh the shark in Gardena, California to certify the world-record status.
Johnston and the other men are expected to donate the shark to a research organization for study.
As they waited for news on their possible world record, the fishermen planned to head out again on Tuesday for another adventure.