On the heels of a story begging for a pun, Wednesday evening saw "Piers Morgan Live" welcome the three men who reeled in what may very well be the largest shark ever.
Call it a "Fish Tale," or simply the "Catch of the Day," but Corey Knowlton detailed the "terrifying" moment:
"Any time you're that close to an apex predator, a food source, you really feel like you're just floating out there," said the host of “Jim Shockey’s The Professionals” on Outdoor Channel. "[It has] very big shark teeth. They move around like lightening. It was a really amazing experience. We worked for four years to try to find one this big."
Caught 15 miles off the coast of California, the mako shark is 11 feet long, and weighs more than 1300 pounds. With the official paperwork still to be filed, the men don't know for sure if it is in fact a true world record. But after Tuesday's shark-catching expedition, which yielded a relative guppy, Wednesday heavyweight adventure allowed for some scale-tipping irony:
"The day before, Piers, he actually caught a 250 pounder and he fought it really, really hard," said Knowlton of Jason Johnston, the so-called average fisherman of the trio who was presumably simply along for the ride.
"And he was sitting there, and he looked at it and said, 'I would in no way near want to have anything to do with a world record on one of these.' And the very next day it comes up to the boat. We look at it, and I look at Matt [Potter, captain of "The Breakaway.] I could tell in his eyes, I was like 'this thing is huge.' I looked at Jason, like 'this is why I brought you here for, to have a good time!'"
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as the three men offer further details of catching a shark that took two hours, and a quarter-mile of line to reel in.
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