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Scituate Man Catches Largest Mako Shark

by: JamieD On  Monday, August 31, 2009

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Total Pro Sports – If you thought catching the King of Common Carps would put up the fight of a lifetime, think again.

Taylor Sears, a 20-year-old man from Scituate, Massachusetts reeled in a 624-pound mako shark on Thursday.  The 10-foot monster is the largest male mako shark ever to be recorded in the Atlantic Ocean may even be the largest male mako ever caught anywhere.  As stated by Dr. Greg Skomal of the state division of Maritime Fisheries, “we didn’t think they got this big basically.”

Sears is no stranger to fishing the deep seas, but the Massachusetts Maritime Academy junior will remember not be forgetting the feeling of this big catch anytime soon.

“I’ve caught a million sharks before, but never anything this feisty.”

We are impressed with the sharpshooter he put on the giant shark, but would have been even more impressed had he caught this baby while fishing from a kayak.

Check out the pics of this trophy catch.

Mako in the sharpshooter

Mako in the sharpshooter

Mako shark

Mako shark

Hat Tip – [Barstool Sports]





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