This summer, word spread quickly of the capture of a record-breaking 1,323-pound, 11 feet long, 8 feet wide mako shark off the coast of Huntington Beach, California. What took two and a half hours on the last day of a three-day, deep-sea excursion has been packed into a heart-pounding half-hour episode of “Jim Shockey’s The Professionals,” airing on Monday, September 9th.
Tune in to watch Jason Johnston, hunter and novice angler, reel in the ultimate catch with an assist from his friend and “Professionals” crew Corey Knowlton. The catch was made aboard a chartered fishing vessel, which had been positioned 15 miles away from shore by Captain Matt Potter. The shortfin shark was later donated to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for scientific research.
The series features Outdoor Channel personality and hunting legend Jim Shockey, along with a full crew and production team – Branlin Shockey, Brian Wojo, Corey Knowlton, Dan Goodenow and Todd Bissenden. Each episode of “The Professionals” highlights the trials and tribulations that occur while traveling the world’s most treacherous outdoor destinations.
WHY: It’s not often that potential all-tackle world records are captured by a professional camera crew, including a shot of the shark biting the bonita bait with mini waterproof camera on the line. And it’s unheard of that a shark of this magnitude was nabbed with a traditional rod and reel – not to mention some lasso action.
WHEN: Monday, September 9th at 9:00 p.m. ET
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