A fisherman clad in a blue shirt and trunks screams to the crew of a charter boat off the coast of Tybee Island. He is about to engage in an epic battle with a great white near Savannah.
“Shark! We’re tight!”
He knows he has a shark on his line, and he wants to do everything possible to bring it onboard. He begins steadily reeling in the fish on a large fishing rod. The fisherman maneuvers around the boat, going from one spot to another so he can keep reeling.
Disbelief settles in as he realizes that he’s in for the fight of a lifetime.
“No way. No way.”
A crew member assures him that this is actually happening. The footage cuts while the fisher takes off his shirt and continues to reel. It’s not long until the shark makes its first appearance near the surface of the water. The people on the vessel cheer and the fisher leaps up and down before settling back in for another round.
He paces the boat with the fishing pole in hand, going from stern to bow and bow to stern. He gets advice and help from other people on the vessel. Halfway through the video, it switches from a third-person view to a first-person view. The fisher is winning the battle against the shark, drawing it closer. Yet, he’s also starting to show signs of wearing down.
Eventually, they get the majestic great white within a few feet of their boat. The fisher waits for it to turn and reaches out and touches the beast. They cut the fish loose, and he is overcome with emotion. He hangs onto the rail and lets out a few tears and a sigh of relief as his adrenaline wears off.
After a little while, the fisher talks to the camera. He explains where he got the rod that made the entire catch possible, and why the experience was so amazing for him. Although it’s hard to discern the length of the shark, it could be 10 feet long or more.
As a quick aside, the fisherman recognized that it was a great white shark, a protected species. Thus, he did his duty to reel in the gigantic fish, cut the leader, and attempt to remove the hook.
Unfortunately, the fisher could not get access to the circle hook. He could not legally catch the fish and remove it from the water. However, many sharks around the world survive after such accidental encounters. One thing is certain: he’ll never forget this encounter with a great white near Savannah!
Watch More Close Encounters with Great White Sharks
If you want to see other close encounters with great white sharks, then we have some videos for you!
- Watch what happens when a Great White Knocks A Fisherman into The Water in Crazy Attack Video. This video shows why fishers need the right vessels.
- Discover How Killer Whales Squeeze Out Great White Livers Like Toothpaste! Great whites still have to watch their backs!
- Watch How Close This Woman Came to Becoming a Shark’s Meal. Remember that you may not be as alone in the water as you believe!