DANA POINT (CBSLA.com) — A pair of Texas fisherman caught a nearly 1,000 pound Mako shark off the coast of Orange County Thursday.
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.READ MORE: Nurses Get Into Physical Altercation, Temporarily Shutting Down Vaccination Clinic In Beaumont
The trip marked Cope’s first time to California and fishing in the ocean.
“I was scared to death,” Cope said.READ MORE: 'A Little Las Vegas': West Hollywood Residents Say New Digital Billboard On Sunset Strip Lights Up Their Homes Around The Clock
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.MORE NEWS: Permanent Supportive Housing Building In Skid Row Celebrates Grand Opening With Virtual Event
Cope and Winter plan to eat the shark.