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Great White Caught Off Camp Pendleton


Typically when talking about surf fishing in Southern California, you’re talking about light tackle… trout-type rods, 4-lb. test, small hooks. People that like to surf fish are more interested in the whole experience of walking the beach, the solitude, and the relaxation found along the way.

On the other end of the spectrum, when heavy tackle like Penn International reels, 130-lb. test and size-12 hooks are involved, it brings to mind visions of adrenaline-soaked battles with pelagic species like marlin and tuna. What happens when those two worlds collide?

mxq449-b781232557z.120131212181834000gp71hgdgp.2U.S. Marine Jeff Fangman recently found out firsthand:

Fangman, a U.S. Marine who caught the shark from a beach at Camp Pendleton, had his wife take photos and┬ávideo of the 25-minute ordeal┬ábefore releasing the animal back into the ocean….

Photo: Orange County Register

Joe is an avid saltwater angler. He grew up in Washington State on the south end of Puget Sound where he first started fishing as a boy catching perch, flounder, rockfish, and occasionally salmon. Today, Joe lives in Southern California where he fishes off beaches and jetties, kayaks, and sportfishing boats. Joe writes about his saltwater adventures in the SoCal Salty blog, and for Western Outdoor News.