It’s not entirely uncommon for a great white shark to be caught and landed in the waters off of South Carolina. Back in March, I brought you all news of this 2,500-pound great white shark which was landed just off Charleston. Tack on another 500-pounds and that shark still isn’t as big as the one that was just caught in Hilton Head by Outcast Sport Fishing.
According to Facebook, this was the second great white shark hooked by Outcast Sport Fishing charters in the month of December but it was the first one they got to the boat, and it didn’t come easily. This shark went underneath the boat’s motor 4 times, causing the captain to constantly re-maneuver the boat back into place.
Once they got this massive great white shark by the boat they took one of the gnarliest fishing photos you’ll ever see:
Caught and released the first Great White Shark of the season this afternoon. At noon we hooked into the largest White I’ve seen out there, over 3k lbs, but she spit the hook right when we started to turn the boat around to give chase. I almost called it a day and headed in, but we reset and hooked into this little guy. First male white shark I’ve caught. We put an acoustic tag on him and sent him on his way. Congrats to Pavel for battling this guy around the boat and under the motor 4 times. 1-2 on whites in December isn’t bad, but I’m going to get that monster.
What’s interesting, that ‘1-2’ line isn’t referring to the entire month of December. They actually hooked two great white sharks in one day, but only landed this 3,000+ pound behemoth.
The captain tagged the great white for research purposes before sending this massive male on its merry way.
From what I’ve gathered on the Outcast Sport Fishing Facebook page, this is a fishing outfit which specializes in catching large sharks (all catch and release). They landed over 30 inshore tiger sharks this year, and this was their largest amongst that haul: