Punta Gorda teen catches 13-foot hammerhead shark in Gulf

<p><a href='http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2013/jun/12/tarpons-attracks-big-sharks/'>Sharks, and not the fishing groups, pose the most immediate threat to tarpon that are weakened after a prolonged fight.</a></p> This hammerhead shark was caught in the Gulf of Mexico off Punta Gorda was 13-feet long and about 950 pounds.

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Sharks, and not the fishing groups, pose the most immediate threat to tarpon that are weakened after a prolonged fight.

This hammerhead shark was caught in the Gulf of Mexico off Punta Gorda was 13-feet long and about 950 pounds.

Thirteen-feet long and about 950 pounds, that's the size of a hammerhead shark caught Thursday in Punta Gorda.

But it was just another day at the office for one of the fishermen.

"This is what I do. I take people to catch really big sharks," said Bucky Dennis Sr. of Punta Gorda.

In fact, he holds the record for catching the largest hammerhead shark in the world. So on Take Your Child To Work Day he showed his son, Bucky Davis Jr., what he does best.

"Fortunately, he doesn't work in a generic office or a rather usual workplace," said Bucky Jr., a sophomore at Charlotte High School.

NBC-2 story: http://www.nbc-2.com/story/22083174/punta-gorda-teen-catches-13-foot-hammerhead-shark#.UXpN60rfanI

NBC-2 video: http://www.nbc-2.com/story/22083174/punta-gorda-teen-catches-13-foot-hammerhead-shark?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8813043

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