Recently, a fisherman from Texas reeled in a gigantic Mako Shark in Southern California. He captured a 1,300 pound Mako Shark off Huntington Beach. It took almost three hours to reel in the shark from start to finish. According to the Game Fish Association, Jason Johnston’s catch would be the largest on record for Mako if verified. Verification from the association can take two to three months, though.
However, not everyone is happy about Johnston’s big catch. Various ocean preservation organizations are outraged that such a fish was reeled in for game. Johnston was apparently filming for a reality television series. With that in mind, numerous people are dissatisfied that such a rare shark was killed needlessly. Mako sharks are commonly found off Southern California’s coastline, but they’re relatively small in most cases.
Either way, every year brings a new story of a gigantic shark or other fish being caught. Stories of thousand pound fish being reeled in are fairly rare. Johnston’s accomplishment is the biggest one of the past few years. Still, tuna that weigh nearly as much are caught on occasion. The same applies for other ocean fish. In the end, it’ll probably be a long time before a shark of this size is caught again.
fisherman jason johnston Catches 1,323.5 Pound mako shark