Fisherman Captures 3,000-Pound Great White Shark in Great Lakes

Waukegan, IL | The capture of a 3,000-pound great white shark in Lake Michigan yesterday could explain the disappearance of hundreds of missing people in the region in the last decade, has confirmed the U.S. Coast Guard this morning.

John O’Keefe, a Canadian tourist, captured the 3,000-pound beast while fishing for sturgeon in Michigan Lake.

“We reeled in the beast for a good 4-5 hours before we finally shot it and wounded it to the head” explains the Toronto resident on vacation.

“Luckily, I had my rifle in hand, or else this prize fish would’ve never been caught” claims his friend, a long-time resident of Chicago, Allan Brooks.

“I’d heard of the Lake Michigan monster, but never did I expect to catch it myself,” claims the 63-year-old tourist on a weekend-long vacation in the area.

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John O’Keefe, a Canadian tourist and Toronto resident, captured the 3,000-pound beast while fishing for sturgeon in Michigan Lake yesterday

A record-size fish

The great white shark estimated at more than 1,5 tons is the biggest fish ever caught in the region, believe experts.

“It is clearly not common to find such a beast so far inland” admits professor of biology at the University of Illinois, Allan Jameson.

“Either rising sea temperatures and depleted fish stocks possibly led the shark to adventure itself further into the Great Lakes region, but this is clearly the first occurrence of such a beast in the region that I can remember of” he admits, visibly puzzled.

“It is also possible it traveled to the region through underwater tunnels that interconnect between the Great Lakes,” he told reporters.

A series of disappearances

Authorities suspect that more than a hundred people reported missing in the area in the last decade may have fallen under the fangs of the gigantic beast, several local residents even suspecting its presence for a long time.


Local campground owner, Robert Helm, says he had warned authorities about the series of disappearances to no avail

“I’ve owned this campground for the past seventeen years” explains local entrepreneur, Robert Helm.

“I’ve had my load of visitors disappearing mysteriously over the years, but I was told not to say anything about it. People would check in, but they wouldn’t check out,” he recalls. “Nobody ever believed me anyway and it would’ve scared away the tourists,” he told local reporters.

“It would’ve been bad for business in town” he adds, visibly relieved since the capture of the large creature.

U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Sidney Johnson reassured local residents that the occurrence of such a predator in the region’s waters “is highly unlikely” as sharks are not well adapted to freshwater systems, dealing great damage to their kidneys and respiratory system.

In 1916, a deadly shark attack near Presque Ile beach, in Lake Erie, made national headlines, forcing local authorities to ban swimming in the region for over 14 years until the ban was lifted in 1930.

25 Comments on "Fisherman Captures 3,000-Pound Great White Shark in Great Lakes"

  1. Peter Schwendt | July 9, 2016 at 11:57 am | Reply

    Greatest Asshole in the World

  2. Maybe it was a man eater.

  3. why pepole killing the shark?? why!?

    • Because these things tend to make light lunches out of people including children. I have a feeling if one of your kids ended up as dinner for this thing, you might be singing a different tune.

  4. YOU, Galle the IDIOT, are the biggest DOUCHE BAG! Try saying something worthwhile instead of opening your big mouth and letting your ignorance come blaring out for all to see!

  5. guy must have a small member…..killing the shark…….all people do is kill, kill, kill……leave the animals alone, douche bag

    • You are right Galle, we are limiting ourselves to eating, killing and destroying the environment. What are we leading to, Humanity???

    • What makes you an expert on human anatomy and how it relates to hobbies? Or do you know this person? Just remember, you are one of those nasty humans too, putz.

    • Yeah, animals certainly don’t kill. All they do is live. There is no such thing as a food chain. Ecosystems aren’t a thing either. Ya know like the great lake ecosystem where sharks DONT belong…

    • So more ppl could disappear ? You idiot I wish you would have swam there

    • You are kidding right? Right? I mean no sane person would say the utterly vapid thing you just said if they where not kidding..


    • yeah, because a shark killing people in the water of lake Michigan, a place which would have killed the shark anyways, should be aloud to live so it could kill more people! Its eat or be eaten and we all know how you will end up!

    • Idiot! Ever heard of the food chain? It’s called the facts of life! Sharks don’t kill? Lions don’t Kill? Bears? Tigers? HMMM! There are even species of carnivorous plants!! DUH!!

    • All this shark was doing was wrecking Michigan fish populations and killing people. It was an invasive preditor that should have never been in the waters as a result of manmade canals. between the great lakes.

    • Galle, I live in the great lakes region and would never want to come face to face with something like this in a FRESH WATER LAKE. It shouldn’t have been there, just like a Komodo dragon shouldn’t be in your doorstep. But I bet when you look death in the face, you eat your words.

    • I completely agree with you. Its always kill this,kill that. 8billion of us and hardly any numbers of gods creatures left.sad.

    • right. . .yes, don’t know. Not a big thinker? Just one guy, what to do? A marine biolist he’s not. The main thing is, the campground manager who never reported it? Coast guard could have moved it. MOney money money

    • Sally. Furey | May 27, 2017 at 7:51 pm |

      Gallee, perhaps you care to have the job.of telling a little kid
      not to wait for.DADDY TO COME OUT OF THE WATER CAUSE he was eaten by a shark.maybe you can talk to the shark and find out how mant people he and his
      buddies have eaten and theybwill feel bad and stop doing it.

    • Lots of people are ragging on you for what you said…But i agree with you 100%……. humans are wiping out the planet. Something new…something bigger than normal, something beautiful….something different…lets kill it to show everyone. He should have been charged for using a firearm for fishing.

    • Yes and maybe you could have seen the inside of a big fish yourself!

    • Did you not read about the missing people are you kidding me. And the guy told to keep his mouth shut. Maybe you should have swam there. Sending prayers to all the victims of this beast!!!

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