Shark Grabs Sailfish From Hook of Astonished Anglers

A group of anglers spent the day out on the ocean, looking to make a monster catch. They definitely made one, but what they weren't counting on was a hungry predator in the water, looking for a meal. (Published Thursday, April 14, 2016)

A group of anglers spent the day out on the ocean, looking to make a monster catch. They definitely made one, but what they weren't counting on was a hungry predator in the water, looking for a meal.

The pictures are impressive and the video is almost unbelievable.

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"This 500-pound shark was all the way in the air with a 60-pound sailfish in his mouth, like a dog with a bone," explained Capt. Bouncer Smith of Bouncer's Dusky 33.

Smith has been in business for 50 years, taking tourists out fishing. He said he's never seen anything like what happened Thursday.

"It was unbelievable," he said.

Images show some of what they caught, just a few miles off Biscayne Bay — including a mangled, half-eaten sailfish. A massive shark jumped out of the water for a bite just as the fish was hooked, according to the anglers.

"We were lucky enough to have the phone up," said one of the fishermen from Virginia.

"Most exciting trip in my life," another said.