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February 24, 2006

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Record-Setting Shark: Louisiana angler lands 765-pound mako

About 30 miles off the mouth of the Mississippi River out of Venice, LA, Baton Rouge angler Lane Foil and his friends were catching yellowfin tuna and about to gaff a 130-pounder when an 11-foot, 6-inch mako shark launched from the water at point-blank range, grabbing the freshly caught tuna in its mouth. Foil quickly rigged a bonito, pitched it into the water, and caught the 765-pound shark, shattering the old Louisiana state record and setting a new mark for the Gulf.


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