A group of 6 bankers from Ocean Bank caught “the fish of a lifetime” while fishing off the Miami shore this weekend: a 1000-pound 12-foot Mako shark!
The trip was meant to be a casual alumni trip and fishing competition for graduates of the Florida International University. Then the 7 man team from Ocean Bank saw a dorsal fin circling their boat.
“Somebody video this!” One yelled as it caught his line.
The video (embedded below) of the men wrestling the shark is awesome. The 1000-pounder violently slashes its body around, but the 7 men, who took turns fighting the beast, kept it hooked for 4 hours.
“It jumped out of the water about 10 feet,” says one.
“There were times when I thought it would break our line; break our will,” says another.
They killed it after 4 hours. The men split up the shark meat and sent its jaws to a taxidermist.
Scroll down for more pics from the trip.
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