It's not every day that you hook a 500-pound mako shark, and it really isn't every day that it releases itself.
Captain Mark Martin was about five miles from Mission Bay with his company, San Diego Saltwater Fly Fishing, when he and his crew snagged a huge mako shark.
If you've ever hooked a shark, period, you know that they don't like to be caught. This is especially true of mako sharks, and they will jump over and over again until they are officially free.
This mako shark is seriously the master of the long distance release - no hook removal needed!
Can you believe how high in the air this shark got? Definitely not his first rodeo.
While the company catches and releases sharks anyways, sometimes the long distance release is much better than handling it up close.