HUNTINGTON BEACH, Ca. – (KTLA) – Some guys from Texas have quite a fish story to tell – and they’ve got pictures and video to prove it.
This week, Jason Johnston of Mesquite, Texas chartered a fishing boast in Huntington Beach, California. He and his friends came back with a monster catch – a 1,323-pound Mako shark.
The shark is 12 feet long and has hundreds of teeth. They caught him 15 miles off the coast, and the shark is believed to be a world-record catch.
“This thing is a killing machine,” said Johnston. “I thought at any wrong step, I could have been taken out of the boat and to the bottom of the ocean.”
The guys used ground-up fish parts for bait. It took them two hours to get the shark in the boat.
They planned to go back out the next day, too.