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.