A great white shark was caught from the surf in Pensacola Beach on February 12, 2023. Big John Shark Fishing Aventure run by John McLean organized the trip of four anglers and two captains. The bait a yellowfin tuna head was kayaked 800 yards offshore. It only took only 20 seconds to get hooked up. The shark was estimated at 13 feet and took about 1 hour and 7 minutes to land.