6-year-old Blake White made the biggest catch of his life while fishing with his father in Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts. What he thought was a Bass turned out to be something much bigger.
In an interview with the Cape Cod Times, Blake said, “I saw something moving like crazy, so I told dad to go and get the rod and then I helped him. Then I said, ‘Dad, I think this is going to be a little too heavy, you can have it now.’” He couldn’t believe his eyes when a Great White shark was pulled to the surface. “I’ve never caught a shark in my six years of life,” the young angler added.
— Cape Cod Times (@capecodtimes) July 11, 2016
His father Lars talked about their catch, “It swam into our lure, and we hooked it on its left pectoral fin. All we could do is move the boat to follow the line and bring it in as slowly as we could. We followed it northwest for about an hour and a half until we finally got it close enough to the boat, and we saw through the waves a shark coming down on us. [The shark] came up toward the surface. . . we were able to see him, and when he got him close to the boat, [we] took a couple pictures.” Once they were close enough, Lars was able to set the shark free.
When asked what he wanted to do after such an amazing catch, Blake simply said “Catch a smaller fish!”