It has been said that Captain Frank Mundus' background was the inspiration for the shark hunter "Quint" in the book and blockbuster movie Jaws.
Mundus pioneered the sport of shark fishing in 1951 off Montauk, New York, and has landed many large sharks during his colorful career of more than five decades, including a 1,080 lb. Mako and a 3,427 lb. great white caught on rod and reel.
On June 5, 1964, he and his crew caught this monster 4,500 lb. great white shark. It took five hours to land and was mentioned in the Guinness Book of Records. This shark was 17-1/2 foot long with a 13 foot girth. News reports of its capture may have influenced Jaws author Peter Benchley to create his classic work of fiction.