DANA POINT (CBSLA.com) — A pair of Texas fisherman caught a nearly 1,000 pound Mako shark off the coast of Orange County Thursday.

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The 917-pound shark was caught around 3:30 p.m. by Brian Cope and Craig Winters, who were on a sport fishing expedition off Dana Point.

The trip marked Cope’s first time to California and fishing in the ocean.

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“I was scared to death,” Cope said.

The men fought with the shark for four hours and were nearly pulled into the water before the 10-foot fish was reeled in.

“This is the most physically demanding thing I have ever done. It’s like pulling a truck,” said Winters.

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Cope and Winter plan to eat the shark.