Did a fishing crew catch the biggest shark in state history?
Updated on July 23, 2017 at 1:06 PM Posted on July 22, 2017 at 12:20 PM
By Chris Franklin
BRIELLE -- A fishing boat named the Jenny Lee caught a 926-pound Mako shark Saturday morning and it could be the largest shark catch in New Jersey history.
The crew was fishing 100 miles off of the coast of New Jersey in an area known as Hudson Canyon. It took the crew a little over an hour to reel in the shark and hour and a half to get him into the boat, Kevin Gerrity, captain of the Jenny Lee, said.
"It's a pretty awesome feeling," Gerrity said. "We saw him swimming up to the boat. We didn't think we were going to get him but we got him."
"We were able to get him with a skipjack fillet with a squid combo as his last meal," Gerrity added jokingly.
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