Giant thresher shark caught off Oceanside coast

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

Fisherman Catches 550-Pound Shark Off California Coast

OCEANSIDE, California – A California man was shocked after he reeled in a shark that was much bigger than he ever expected.

"Everybody was like 'is that real?' I was like 'yeah, it's real," fisherman John Lish told Fox 5 San Diego.

Lish said the shark was over 20 feet long and the tail was about half of the length.

The shark was a thresher, which are not known to be aggressive to humans, but are known to be very strong.

"It's a different experience. You've got to put everything you've got into it, you know? I'm sure it took those guys, a couple of guys I'm sure, it took quite a while to get that guy in," said another fisherman.

See the massive creature:

5 PHOTOS
550-lb. shark found in California
See Gallery
Giant thresher shark caught off Oceanside coast
(Photo credit: ​KSWB)
(Photo credit: KSWB)
(Photo credit: ​KSWB)
(Photo credit: ​KSWB)
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners