PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) _ A shark catch in the Panhandle could be
one for the record books.
Four people were cobia fishing Wednesday when they spotted a
Mako shark chasing dolphins -- possibly for lunch -- near the shore
between Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach.
A crew from another boat had to help catch the 12-foot, six-inch
shark that weighed one-thousand-63 pounds.
Jim Roberson with the International Game Fish Association in the
Panhandle says it's a possible world record in the 30-pound line
class for a short-fin Mako.
The current record goes to a 997-pound, 11-ounce shark caught in
Sidney, Australia, in 1995.
The largest Mako recorded in the all-tackle division was a
one-thousand-221 pounder caught in Massachusetts in 2001.
The Pensacola shark is now in a refrigerated truck and will
likely be used for research.