VIDEO: 500-pound shark snatches sailfish

Posted at 5:34 AM, Apr 15, 2016

A group of anglers spent the day out on the ocean looking to make a monster catch. They definitely made one, but what they weren't counting on was a hungry predator in the water, looking for a meal.

The pictures are impressive and the video is almost unbelievable.

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"This 500-pound shark was all the way in the air with a 60-pound sailfish in his mouth, like a dog with a bone," explained Capt. Bouncer Smith, Bouncer's Dusky 33.

Smith has been in business for 50 years, taking tourists out fishing. He said he's never seen anything like what happened Thursday.

"It was unbelievable," he said.

Images show some of what they caught, just a few miles off Biscayne Bay; a half-eaten sailfish, because the shark mangled it.

They said the fish got hooked right as a shark, hundreds of pounds, jumped out of the water for a bite.

"We were lucky enough to have the phone up," the fishermen from Virginia said, which is how they got video and photos of the fishing trip they'll never forget.

"Most exciting trip in my life," one said.

Courtesy of our news partners at NBC Miami