When You Catch a 844-Pound Shark, Size Clearly Does Matter

Talk about a big fish story. Six guys go fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, hoping to catch some grouper in the Destin Fishing Rodeo tournament, and catch a 844-pound, 11-foot mako shark instead.

They couldn’t even get the thing into the small fishing boat, so they had to tie it to the boat and bring it to shore. Of course, they “had to.” Nobody would ever believe that it was really as big as they said. And, honestly, who really cares?

I feel bad for the shark becoming a victim of a competitive spirit. What are they possibly going to do with it now? Shark meat in an old shark is not even good, yet they look so graceful underwater. What happened to catch and release?