Huge Hammerhead Tows Man Out to Sea

Keen kayak angler Adam Fisk got more than he bargained for when he hooked a huge hammerhead over the weekend. The 11-foot shark towed him from Boynton Beach, Florida all the way to Lake Worth at what he estimated to be speeds of up to 10mph. Knowing he was fighting a losing battle, Adam finally gave up and cut the line.

This video captures the action, including some brilliant underwater footage. It’s amazing how much power the shark has to tow the kayak at what clearly looks to be a fair rate of knots. Apparently it towed him nearly 8 miles in under 6 minutes. In his own words: “It’s nothing new that the hammers follow our kayaks offshore but none have hit our lines before. I was out to about 250ft but ended 12 miles north of where I launched.”

Fortunately for Adam he was onboard a Hobie Mirage Outback equipped with pedals, so don’t worry, he made it home!

Adam used a Shimano Saragosa 25000 reel on an Ugly Stick Tiger Lite 80-130lb jigging rod.

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James Green loves nothing more than casting a fly in pursuit of salmon, seatrout or, when the opportunity arises, a tailing bonefish, tarpon or permit.