Man uses bow to catch record-setting mako shark
What a catch! Jeff Thomas was fishing off the coast of southern California when he caught this 809-pound Mako shark and set the world record for the largest one ever caught with a compound bow. Which is basically a really fancy bow and arrow.
And if anyone can do it, it's Thomas. He's a skilled outdoorsman and the star of Predator Pursuit TV which features a number of professional hunters like Thomas.
He told Lone Star Outdoor News it was a regular day of hunting sharks when 30 minutes in a crew member spotted the beast circling the boat. He says it took five people to pull it in.
And while he holds the record for biggest Mako ever caught with a compound bow, it's not the biggest EVER caught.
That award goes to Jason Johnston who hauled in a massive 12-foot Mako last year that weighed more than 1,300 pounds! He also made his catch in southern California.
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