9-Year Old Boy Catches 150-Pound Shark Near Burien

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According to The Seattle Times, a 9-year old boy named Cosmo Miller caught a 150-pound sixgill shark while fishing near Burien last week.

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The story goes that Cosmo was fishing with his grandfather, Dave Woltz, using a 30-pound test line when he hooked something big. It apparently took him almost an hour to reel the shark in and take some pictures before turning it loose (thank goodness this large shark is still alive, right swimmers? Actually, sixgill sharks are not dangerous to humans…).

Cosmo told the Times that the fish was about 8 feet long, about half the size of the 16-foot boat he was fishing in, and that he had broken two other fishing poles trying to catch one before.

Here’s a pic of Cosmo’s shark the Times used in their story:

Read Susan Gilmore’s full story here.

See a video story from KING-TV here.

Previously, we did a story on a documentary about sixgill sharks being filmed nearby – read that story here.

Here’s a video of an encounter with one of these puppies:

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3 Responses to “9-Year Old Boy Catches 150-Pound Shark Near Burien”
  1. Greenkayak says:

    Six-gill sharks are illegal to catch. They do not attack or harm humans. This story has all the makings of a made-up story to get a kid on a talk show. Grandpa should have known better.

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    • Bill says:

      I didn’t know they were illegal to catch, and I fish. If something bites, I reel it in, and if I realized it was a mud shark, I would have snapped a few pics and let it go too.

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  2. Sybil Davis says:

    Cosmo is my great nephew and I vouch that all this is true!

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