“You’ve got to be half crazy or what?” said Cody Davis as he laughed. He’s been fishing in the area for 26 years. “Not everybody can do it. Not everybody wants to do it, but I enjoy it.”
Davis, the owner of Green Tide Surf Fishing, has caught more than 100 sharks this year. Most of them are between four and five feet long.
But this year, perhaps due to the February freeze, he’s seen larger sharks than ever before. If it weren’t for the photos, you might think his July 23 catch was just an old fish tale.
“He was 110 inches, 9-foot-2, had a 45-inch girth,” he explained. “People ask how much he weighs. I don’t know. I would probably say 250 [pounds] maybe.”
Davis uses a technique he’s perfected over the years. He launches a waterproof drone with a tasty sting ray about 350 yards into the Gulf of Mexico. When the shark bites, the fishing pole jerks, and…