Most bizarre and incredible catches by fishermen in past decade

Most bizarre and incredible catches by fishermen in past decade

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Most bizarre and incredible catches by fishermen in past decade

The recent capture of a mysterious “ghost shark” off Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, inspired a refrain that’s common among fishermen worldwide: You never know what you might catch or encounter on a given day on the water.

With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the most extraordinary and sometimes shocking catches over the past decade. Among the photos and videos of catches that generated headlines because of their peculiarity is an albino “cyclops shark,” perhaps the most unique of them all.

A rare catfish that looks like a cow…An alligator surprise that nearly stops a fishermen’s heart…A 20-foot great white shark hauled onto a remote Mexican beach…Merely a sampling of what follows beyond this brief introduction.

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