EASTHAM, Mass. – "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.
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 and then the family cut the fishing line to free it.
State shark scientist Gregory Skomal 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."