On their second day of shark fishing, Thane and Jake Forthman wanted to catch a lemon larger than the 87-incher they caught on Monday.
Mission accomplished! Jake caught a massive 7′ 5″ (total 90 inches) female lemon shark.
During our outing on Monday, we observed this shark among the fish that came to our feast. She must have known it was Jake’s birthday wish to land her.
Jake named her Queen Elizabeth.
The pair went on to catch a few more lemons before the outer rain bands of Hurricane Irene moved in and it was time to head back to the dock.
To celebrate two days of awesome father-son shark fishing in the Florida Keys, Thane ordered a mount of Jake’s big shark from Gray Taxidermy. She’s going to make quite the trophy on the wall back home in Simpsonville SC!
We’re looking forward to having Thane and Jake back in December for sailfish and May for more sharks, tarpon, snapper and grouper!