- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 4, 2015

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (AP) - There’s a spot off the South Carolina coast where the fishing appears to be good if you like big sharks.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports (https://bit.ly/1JKBOKe) commercial anglers Seasonal Seafood caught an 800-pound, 13-foot tiger shark Saturday less than a mile off a popular surfing hangout on Folly Beach.

Joe Morris and Mike Huff of Seasonal Seafood had landed a shark weighing 400 to 500 pounds earlier that night. On Monday, they caught a 700-pound shark that was 11 feet long.

Bryan Frazier, a S.C. Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist who studies sharks, said large tiger sharks are known to appear in South Carolina’s coastal waters, but he said beachgoers shouldn’t worry because tiger sharks feed on sea turtles, sea birds, sharks, rays and other fish species.


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