Georgia fishing team smashes state record with monster Mako catch Facebook Screenshot

A 42-year-old Georgia state record for the largest Mako shark ever caught is no more.

The crew of the Vindicator Fishing Team hauled in a 440-pound shortfin Mako off the coast of Bryan County last week, obliterating the old record of 228 pounds set way back in 1975.

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The captain of the boat that caught the monster, Dan Owsley, called it a once in a lifetime event.

“I’m very proud of my crew working together and being a part of this catch,” Owsley said. “It’s the second state record off my boat in two years and that’s pretty incredible.”

Owsley added that the crew caught a record 40 lb., 8 oz. blackfin tuna last year.

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