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LIFE

OCTOBER 12, 2017 • COMMUNITY RECORDER/BOONE • 3B

Northern Kentucky man catches monster shark If you’ve watched the movie “Jaws,” you might remember the sound the giant fishing reel’s clicker made when the big shark picked up the bait and started running with it. Imagine fishing a dark summers night on the Florida Panhandle with just such a rod and reel and hearing that exact same music coming from your clicker. That’s what Mike Franzen of Alexandria heard at 10:45 p.m. Aug. 26 as he sat waiting with a group of shark fisherman on the end of a pier in Panama City Beach. The bait had earlier been kayaked out around 8 p.m. to 800 yards. Franzen picked up the 20 pounds of tackle and patiently waited while the fish made its initial run

with the 10-pound Bonita clinched between its razor sharp teeth. When the fish stopped, the line was slowly wound tight until he could feel the fish pulling against the rod. With a mighty heave up and back, three times, the shark hook was firmly set in place. Whatever was on the other end of the two hundred pound test line, knew it was hooked. A fellow fisherman brought the fighting belt and shoulder harness and helped Franzen buckle and clip himself to the rod and reel thirty feet above the water. This is when it gets dangerous. If something goes wrong and the reel locks up, the fisherman is in peril of being slammed against the railing or even pulled over to crash into the water thirty

feet below. Franzen held on tight as the big fish began stripping yards and yards of line off the reel. To keep everything running smooth, a young boy with a bottle poured water on the reel to help cool it down. Over and over, Franzen would bring the fish in a hundred yards and then it would turn and swim back out 100 yards. Finally, at 12:15 a.m., the fish was brought to the surface and onlookers gasped as they saw a fourteen foot Tiger shark, worn out from the battle, slowly swimming back and forth in the dark water below. Tiger sharks are protected and must be handled carefully before releasing. Brent Miles, a local shark fishing guru,

took control of the beast and walked it the quarter mile from the end of the pier to the beach. Once there, the hook was removed and the revival process started. Miles held the shark in waist deep water for about 30 minutes to make sure it was recovered and rested enough to return home. Imagine being in the water in the middle of the night holding on to a 14foot shark while its feistiness returns, illuminated only by a hand held spotlight. Thankfully everything went well. The mighty warrior swam off and lives to fight another day.

Turn over a new leaf this autumn.

Florence student takes Recorder to Japan Florence resident Kellan Kreft with his copy of the Boone County Recorder in Inzai Chiba, Japan. Kellan is a junior at Asbury University near Lexington. He is on a Foreign Study program fall semester through East Asia Institute at Tokyo Christian University. Are you going on vacation? Bring your camera, along with your Community Recorder newspaper, for a “Readers on Vacation” photo. Please ID people in the photo and tell us a little about your vacation destination. Email to ndaly@nky.com.

The business end of a tiger shark. PROVIDED

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Florence resident Kellan Kreft with his copy of the Boone County Recorder in Inzai Chiba Japan. PROVIDED/KELLAN KREFT

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