"All of a sudden something hit the side of the boat," Kresse told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "He ends up landing on the back of the boat."
The mako shark had apparently been in a rush to feed. It began thrashing around, and Kresse said he and his crew couldn't get close to the 375-pound fish to toss it back in the water. It damaged the boat before dying several hours later.
Kresse, who has been fishing since he was a child, said the unplanned catch was a shock. Just unloading it was a challenge because it was so heavy.
"We had to use a forklift to get it off the boat when we got to the dock," Kresse said.
Fish and Wildlife officials will not cite Kresse for catching the shark without a permit, because the catch was the shark's doing. Link -via Arbroath