This video was filmed in Islamorada, FL. It was shot with a GoPro Hero 3 Black edition Camera. Caught with a Quantum Optix 60 combo, just a cheap pier rod we have, it was spooled with 30lb mono with a 60lb steel-wire leader, a 5/0 treble hook, and some squid.
Here's the story- So the night we got there it was already nighttime, the house we rented has a dock in the front yard that goes about 75-100ft out. the deepest point is about 4 ft high. At the end of the dock there is a light that shines in the water, i went to check it out, i looked in the water and there were 6 or 7 squid swimming around, so i ran and grabbed the cast net and caught 2 of them. The following night we had just got back from a Mangrove Snapper trips in the little mangrove islands and wanted to see if we could catch a shark with the Guts and Heads of the snapper. My dad started chumming it and it wasn't 10 minutes before this giant lemon shark came rolling in. I ran inside to grab the steel leader, Rod, and my fresh squid i caught the night before. I ran out to the dock with my GoPro on and chunked that squid out there. Gave it 5-6 minutes before the most beautiful drag scream I've ever heard in my life started happening. 2 solid minutes of that beast Pulling that huge treble hook around the flats. The only way we could get this thing up to the beach was to gaff him, At the edge of the water, there is a ledge about 3 feet high of big rocks, so i couldn't just pull him onto shore. So my dad ran to the marina to get the Gaff out of our boat we rented for the week. We got him to the end of the dock when trouble started happening, He almost got wrapped up around one of the Posts stuck in to the ground thats holding the boat lift, So my uncle and my dad had to work him out from under the dock, it was truly a miracle we did. Next, we had to walk him all the way down the dock switching the rod back and forth because they are pilings in the way. Once we got him up to the rock wall, My dad and uncle jumped in the water, My uncle Gaffing him in the mouth, and my dad grabbing his tail, they swung him up onto the beach. We measured him at 6ft 2in and guessing he weighed between 150lbs and 200lbs. This is truly a fish of a lifetime and by far the biggest fight of my life. I hope Y'all enjoyed this video, please tell me what you think of it! Please comment, rate, and sub to our channel! Thanks!(:
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