Almost Jaws along US East Coast, two great white sharks hooked
"She was so big I don�t think she even knew she was hooked," says captain Chip Michalove
For a fishing crew at Outcast Sport Fishing Hilton Head Island, the first catch of the season was something big than usual.
Two great white sharks.
Led by charter boat captain Chip Michalove, the local fishing crew hooked two monster sharks this week off the Hilton Head coast, including one estimated to be 3,000 pounds.
The two-person crew hooked the “largest great white (he’s) seen out there,” said captain Chip Michalove. However, unfortunately, one of them escaped the hook and the crew didn’t get a chance to tag her again.
“It happened so fast. We were talking about what to do with her and all the sudden she ripped out 400 yards of line,” Michalove was quoted by Islandpacket.com.
“She was so big I don’t think she even knew she was hooked,” he added.
After the female shark escaped, Michalove and team caught his first male white shark, which was stretching about 9.5 feet.
In March, the captain caught, tagged and even touched the nose of a 2,500-pound great white, reports said.