Large-scale, 400-pound shark caught off New York coast

It is a ‘jaw’ dropper.

A 21-year-old college student caught a massive 400-pound shark off the coast of Long Island Beach earlier this month.

Manhasset, New York, resident TJ Minutillo laid a sea robin trap on Nickerson Beach to attract an 8-foot-tall bull shark.

He said he quickly dropped his big catch, which was first reported by the Southwest Duchess Daily Voice.

The big-game fishing is a “big-time hobby” for Minutillo, a student at Clemson University in South Carolina.

He said he began fishing since the age of three and estimated that he had caught some 300 sandbar sharks, which are small and mostly harmless.

News that a great white shark was tracked from Atlantic City, NJ on Tuesday – while three more sharks were spotted in water on Long Island along Jones, Long and Atlantic beaches – listening to the avid fisher Was “really good” for.

“I’ve always been fascinated by the ocean, so I think it’s really cool to see them around,” he told the post about the great white.

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Referring to the assault that killed a woman in New York City, he said, “When you deal with a woman-like situation in Maine, it can cause some anxiety.”

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