Surprise catch for local kayaker

Mike Gonzalez went out for what he thought would be an easy fishing venture which turned into a thrill ride as he battled to catch a 100 lb. 5.5 ft. shark on Tuesday night. (Courtesy Photos)

Staff Writer

When fishing from a kayak, people generaly play for a small to medium easy catch.

This was not the case for Mike Gonzalez when he went kayaking one night near Clayton’s Beach Bar.

He was at the second sand dune at about 6:30 p.m. on his wife’s pink kayak when he felt a strong tug on his fishing line. His initial attempts at reeling in the catch were unsuc­cessful. Instead, according to Gonzalez, he was drug out a mile and a half into the Gulf.

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