Potential Record 1,323-Pound Mako Shark Caught in California

A Texas angler has likely broken a world record with this 11-foot, 1,323.5 pound shortfin mako shark caught off Huntington Beach, Calif., according to a story published on ktla.com today. If the weight holds up, it could break the 12-year-old IGFA all-tackle record of 1,221 pounds.

Jason Johnston of Mesquite, Texas chartered a boat Monday and hooked up with the huge apex predator. Two hours and a quarter-mile of line later, the catch was his.

According to the story, the shark is being taken to a weigh yard in Gardena to be certified.

We’ll bring you more details of the catch as we get them. In the meantime, check out this video of the mako from KTLA.com.


Photo courtesy of KTLA5.