Monster mako shark snagged from Gulf waters

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A Florida man and land-based shark fisherman said he believes he and his cousin may have reeled in their latest world record catch last week.

Earnie Polk, 43, said he and Joey Polk hooked an 11-foot, 805-pound shortfin mako shark off a Gulf Coast beach at about 10:30 p.m., and it took about an hour to bring the beast to shore.

"That's probably the best fish we ever caught," he said. "You'll spend many, many hours to catch a fish of that caliber or a fish of that size."

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