Man catches 6-foot Hammerhead in Outer Banks, released back in ocean
AVON, N.C. (WSET) -- An Ohio man fishing in the Outer Banks tugged in a six-foot shark, that more than outweighed him.
Frank & Fran's Fisherman's Friend said Troy Rachel, of Toledo, caught it Monday in Avon, north of Hatteras Island, using cut mullet as bait.
They said it was a Hammerhead that he did end up releasing back into the ocean.
According to the Charlotte Observer, National Geographic reports Hammerheads can live up to 30 years and grow 20-feet long.
The newspaper also quotes a website called North Carolina Coast Watch, which notes that hammerheads have been affected by overfishing off the Carolinas and fishing is now managed by limits on fishing.