The beast measured 117.5 inches from its lower jaw to the tail fork, and ranks as the fourth largest mako landed in Louisiana waters, according to the Times-Picayune. "We first saw him about 70, 80 yards down the chum slick, just swimming all lit up, blue and pretty, on the surface," Beach said. "We tried to feed him a bonito, but he didn't want it. I'd let it sink down 50, 60 feet, and then start reeling it up. He'd come and charge the boat. He'd get right up to the bait, and then he'd just turn off, so I'd drop it back down. We did that probably 10 times. He'd zoom straight up to the boat. A couple times, I thought he was going to jump in the damn boat."