While king mackerel fishing in Alabama over spring break Wednesday, Andrew Quinn, 8, of Scottville, thought he latched onto something with a little more bite to it.
“When I had it on, I thought it was a shark,” Quinn said.
Quinn, fishing with Fish Trap Charters in Alabama with his grandfather, father and three brothers, was just about out of energy from his half-hour fight, then the fish came next to the boat.
It was a 68-pound, 3 ounce king mackerel, a fish that was longer than Quinn is tall.
As soon as he caught sight of it, his energy returned, but so did the strength of the fish.