BildeOn September 30, California angler Chris Podesto landed a 13-foot, 1,175-pound shortfin mako shark—the largest of its kind ever caught in waters off the Golden State. So it should be a state record, right? Well, not according to fisheries officials, because during the 10-hour battle, Podesto passed the rod off to his friend for a couple hours.

First, check out this story from, then tell us what you think: Is the California Fish & Game ruling right; did Podesto get robbed; or should it be a shared record?