The 73rd annual Destin Fishing Rodeo has witnessed an incredible win. Shelby Wagner, first prize winner, caught a 329.2-pound bull shark off the coast of Florida! This is the largest shark weighed in the last twenty years of the annual fishing contest. What makes this catch even more amazing is that Wagner is a first-time contestant. After watching weigh-ins at the contest in October, she and a group of friends decided to give shark hunting a shot.
Wagner is new to saltwater fishing, but Captain Kyle Howard and his wife helped her out. In under an hour, all three worked together to reel the bull shark in. They were astounded by the size and couldn’t believe how large their catch was.