MAKO MADNESS - Back-to-back shark hit the docks

Mako on Only Way

Capt. Curt Gwin, left, and the crew aboard the Only Way hauled in a 668.1-pound Mako on Thursday while fishing to the east Destin. Standing to the left of the fish is the angler Zach Wolf, along with Travis and Randy Royall.

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Published: Friday, April 11, 2014 at 15:48 PM.

Not one, but two Mako shark were brought to the docks at Fishing Fleet Marina late Thursday afternoon.

Capt. B.J. Teems on the Realin Script backed in with a Mako on the back deck a little after 5 p.m. In seconds a crowd had gathered on the docks as they pulled the shark onto the scales.

The shark weighed in at 232.8 pounds.

Teems said it took about 20 minutes to get the shark in the boat.

"We caught it right on the second sand bar in about 15 to 20 feet of water," Teems said. They were fishing to the west of Destin near Navarre.

"This is my first one," Teems said as they posed for photos with the shark.

Not long after Teems' shark was pulled off the ropes, Capt. Curt Gwin and crew on the Only Way backed down with a Mako tied off to the back of the boat, with just the tail sticking out of the water.



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