10-Year-Old Girl Catches Shark from Sebastian Dock

Girl catches shark off dock in Sebastian, Florida.
Girl catches shark off dock in Sebastian, Florida.

SEBASTIAN – A 10-year-old girl caught a shark in the lagoon from the dock at the Main Street boat ramp Thursday evening.

“I just caught a shark! It was in the river,” Ella Rose Gibbs told Sebastian Daily.

After taking a photo with the shark, Ella released it back into the river.

The fourth grader, who attends Crosstyle Academy in Sebastian, used frozen head-on shrimp from Walmart as bait.

The girl’s father, Theo Britton Gibbs, said she’s excited about catching the shark because it’s her dream fish.

Congratulations Ella!

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.