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Great White Shark Caught in the San Francisco Bay

The shark, which was estimated to be about 7 or 8 feet in length, was reeled in near Alcatraz Island

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    Fisherman's Epic Tangle With Shark in SF Bay

    A group of fishermen pulled in a Great White Shark in the middle of the San Francisco Bay and it all played out on social media. Sam Brock reports.

    (Published Monday, July 15, 2019)

    Fishermen casting lines into the San Francisco Bay Saturday morning reeled in quite the surprise: a great white shark.

    The shark, which was estimated to be about 7 or 8 feet in length, was caught around 11 a.m. near Alcatraz Island, according to Joe Gamez of Golden State Sportfishing.

    "That's a great white! We got a great white!" people on the boat could be heard shouting as the fishermen reeled in their catch.

    After realizing that they snagged a shark, the fishermen cut the line, allowing the shark to swim back below the surface.

    Great White Shark Caught in the San Francisco Bay

    [BAY] Great White Shark Caught in the San Francisco Bay

    Fishermen casting lines into the San Francisco Bay Saturday reeled in quite the surprise: a great white shark.

    (Published Sunday, July 14, 2019)

    White sharks roaming the waters in California are protected under laws, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. If fishermen catch them accidentally, they must release them right away.

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