A great white shark estimated to measure 13-plus feet and weigh between 800-1,000 pounds was caught and released Tuesday off Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Four anglers aboard the vessel Hooked Up fought the massive shark for two hours. The crew expected to see a bull shark at the end of the line because white shark catches are rare off Florida.
"No one knew what it was until we got it to the boat," Taco Perez, who owns the charter boat, told the Sun-Sentinel. "I've been fishing here since 1969 and Greg and I saw one three years ago. It's so darn uncommon. We're pretty excited about it."
Capt. Greg McCauley was at the helm of Hooked Up, which was at a depth of 180 feet when the shark took a butterflied bonito that was being trolled beneath a kite.
More details are forthcoming, according to a report on the Taco Hooked Up blog.
--Images are via Tacohookedup.com