13- Frank Mundus’ 1986 Great White.jpg

In 1986, this was the largest fish ever caught by rod and reel. The record Captain Mundus was aiming to beat was held by Alf Dean who reeled in a 2,664-pound killer white shark in 1959. Killer sharks are thought to be the largest fish it’s possible to catch on rod and reel. This one was more than 17 feet long.