A fisherman snagged a shark off the Imperial Beach Pier on Sunday, according to photos shared with NBC 7.
Cheyana Scovack posted several images to Facebook showing the large fish.
She said the shark was reeled in just before noon Sunday. The men who caught the shark said it took about 30 to 40 minutes to bring it out of the water.
The shark appears to be a sixgill or sevengill shark, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
They are legal to catch. The bag limit is one.