World Record Shark

Smiles All Around

Smiles All Around

Angler Bucky Dennis shows off the dentures on his potential world-record hammerhead shark. The monster was caught with a live stingray in Boca Grande Pass on Florida's Gulf coast. Final measurements were 14 feet, 3 inches long, weighing 1,280 pounds.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Flying Gaff

Flying Gaff

Even after the crew put a gaff behind the shark's dorsal fin, they still didn't have control of the fish for a long time. At the end of the fight, the boat was 12 miles offshore.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Monster Hammerhead

Monster Hammerhead

Angler Bucky Dennis (standing) fought the shark with stand-up gear and a reel spooled with 130-test-pound line and a 600-test-pound cable leader.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Securing the Shark

Securing the Shark

After a fight that lasted several hours and dragged the small flats boat to sea, angler Bucky Dennis (blue shirt) and crew work to secure the fish on the stern.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Securing the Shark

Securing the Shark

After a fight that lasted several hours and dragged the small flats boat to sea, angler Bucky Dennis (blue shirt) and crew work to secure the fish on the stern.Outdoor Life Online Editor

Angler Bucky Dennis shows off the dentures on his potential world-record hammerhead shark. The monster was caught with a live stingray in Boca Grande Pass on Florida's Gulf coast. Final measurements were 14 feet, 3 inches long, weighing 1,280 pounds.