POINT PLEASANT BEACH, New Jersey (WPVI) -- A father-daughter fishing duo got quite the surprise when they were about to reel in a black sea bass off Point Pleasant Beach in Ocean County.
It turns out they weren't the only ones interested in that catch. A great white shark also swam in for a swipe, and it was all caught on camera.
Mike Cavallo and his 14-year-old daughter, Kaylee, host a fishing channel on YouTube called M&K Outdoors.
They were shooting a new episode when the great white made an appearance.
"This was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime thing," Mike says. "It was a really cool experience."
He says while they were surprised, they weren't scared.
"Not at all," he says. "I was just more excited than anything. Nobody would have believed me if I wasn't rolling. Within five minutes of me turning the camera on, the shark showed up. The stars aligned. It was pretty cool."
They were on the Brick-based charter boat FinChaser off the coast of Point Pleasant beach when they encountered the great white.
"I have a few apps where we follow like shark encounters," he says. "Kaylee's very into sharks. One of our favorite movies is 'Jaws,' so we're really into it. I love following all of the great whites that are pinged off the Jersey shore coast."
Cavallo says a shark researcher from Massachusetts confirmed that it was in fact a juvenile great white shark, estimating it to be eight to nine feet long.