"We're going to need a bigger boat." That's what Lars White told his 6-year-old son, Blake, after the boy hooked a great white shark while fishing Saturday off Cape Cod, Mass., the AP reports. The Houston resident told the Cape Cod Times that the 10- to 12-foot-long shark swam into the hook and spent an hour and a half trying to free itself. When the shark finally surfaced, White's wife took some photos (see one here), and then the family cut the fishing line to free it.
A state shark scientist confirmed Blake had caught a great white. Great white sharks have been spotted in increasing numbers in recent years around Cape Cod. Blake says he wants to go fishing again and "catch something a little bit smaller." (Boaters in this New Zealand town complain they're being targeted by great whites.)