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Clever Mako Shark Attacks a Dredge [VIDEO]

When fishing in the deep blue sea, you can never be too certain about what’s going after your bait.

That’s why some tuna anglers fishing offshore Ocean City, MD last July decided to attach a GoPro HD Hero 3 to a hookless bait fish dredge they were trolling behind their boat The Pumpin Hard.

The anglers were probably expecting to capture some up close footage of a tuna, but what they got was a mako shark instead.

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In the video below, a mako shark attacks and steals the bait one by one off the dredge. The boat was cruising between 6 to 7 knots, so the shark was swimming pretty dang fast. 

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a prey fish being chased by a mako shark, it looks something like this.

Mako sharks are one of the most prized saltwater game fish in the world. As you saw in the video, the sharks can swim at incredible speeds; They have been recorded swimming at speeds of up to 45 mph. Makos also have incredible leaping power, which they sometimes use to do aerial backflips up to 20 feet high.

Have you ever caught a mako shark? How big was your catch? Share your fishing story in the comments section.

Featured image via YouTube

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Clever Mako Shark Attacks a Dredge [VIDEO]