This huge shark wasn't coming out of the water to these guys! What a crazy day that must have been. I have a lot of respect for the fisherman, who try to get their stronger friend to get it in more quickly so that the fish doesn't die of exhaustion.
There's a few important rules in Catch and Release fishing, and one of those is to make sure that you don't over-fight the fish. Any fish can die if the angler fights it for too long.
▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Gear Used ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
• Reel: Duel 12/0w
• Rod: Custom Barrett shark rod
• Line: 200lb Jerry Brown braid backing with 200lb mono topshot
• Leader: 6ft of #19 wire and 20ft of 700lb mono shock leader.
• Hook: 20/0 Mustad circle hook
• Bait: Cobia