OXNARD, Calif. -- A Newbury Park man has reeled in what could be the largest fish ever caught off the coast of California.
Sean Carlsen Gizatullin was taking part in a fishing tournament off the coast of Oxnard when he caught a Shortfin Mako Shark weighing in at 1,098 pounds.
"It went under the boat a few times, came out twice with its jaws open towards the boat," Gizatullin said.
"It didn't lunge out or anything crazy like Jaws but it was still intense."
Gizatullin says it took him so long to reel in the giant fish that he was 45 minutes late for the weigh-in and did not win the tournament.
Pending verification, the shark is the largest fish of any kind ever caught off the coast of California.
Huge shark caught of SoCal coast could break record
The Mako Shark tipped the scales at more than 1,000 pounds.
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