MILTON, FL – Joey Polk of Milton, Florida pulled in an 11-foot, 805-pound Mako shark from the shores of the Gulf setting a possible new world record for land-based shark fishing.
Polk’s shark is set to beat out the previous land-based shark fishing record held by his cousin Earnie, who caught a 674-pound Mako in 2009.
His cousin was the one who filmed his great catch!
Polk’s Mako was so big it wouldn’t fit in the back of his truck, the tail hanging out for pictures as he was filling up with gas on the way home.
This is one of only a few sharks Polk and his cousins have not just tagged and released.
This one was kept and cooked with a Polk family secret recipe and served for the community, feeding around 200-250 local people.