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800-pound shark caught in Gulf Coast

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GULF COAST —  One north Florida fisherman showed off a massive catch after reeling in an 800-pound shark.

Video shows fisherman Joey Polk pulling the 11-foot mako shark to shore.

Polk said he's been fishing since he was a child, but never expected such a big catch.

Polk with the help of his cousins caught the shark off the Gulf Coast, but the exact location of the catch is a secret.

"These are spots that have been handed down from our grandfathers, to our dads, to us. We like to keep it up a secret. Maybe one day I can pass it down to my kids," said Polk.

Polk did not let his catch go to waste.

He shared the meat at a big community barbecue, feeding a lot of people for free.

But, Polk warned that fishing for sharks is very dangerous, and people should only go out with someone who is experienced.


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