Two anglers shark fishing east of Manasquan Inlet got a surprise when a 303-pound, 8-foot, 4-inch mako shark leapt into the bow of their 31-foot boat. Then proceeded to eat the boat.
Simek along with Capt. Tom Rostron, Jr., of Wall, were on Rostron’s boat the TNT. It was just the two of them.
“It’s real early in the season for sharks. Usually you don’t go shark fishing with only two guys in a boat,” said Rostron who was equally in awe when he spoke.
“But Clint and I wanted to pre-fish the tournaments. We had no intentions of boating the biggest fish we ever have.”
The mako fishing tournaments they were scouting water for are the Brett Bailey Mako Rodeo, Mako Mania and Mako Fever. All tournaments are out of the Manasquan River.
The Brett Bailey is June 14 and 15, and the Mania and Fever are both the weekend of June 21-23.