Budmann's son, Garrett (to the left), caught this 6ft bull shark last May while we were bottom fishing. He wanted to see the shark up close and asked me to bring it in the boat for him.

I did not want to kill or hurt it, so using the gaff was not an option. My brilliant idea was to get it close to the boat, reach down, grab its tail, and yank it backwards into the boat.

The shark had other ideas and as soon as I grabbed its tail it thrashed and yanked me into the water with it. Took about .000034 seconds for be to get back out of the water.

Eventually got a rope around the tail, brought it aboard, tooks some pictures and let it go. Guess the shark has a "big one that got away story to tell."