It was de-fin-itely a fishing trip to remember.
Dillon May found his boat surrounded by dozens — if not hundreds — of sharks chaotically feeding on a massive bait ball off the coast of Venice, Louisiana.
Video of the feeding frenzy shows the sharks chasing down fish so frantically that they were slapping the sides of the boat and drenching the fishermen with ocean spray.
At one point, more than a dozen sharks gunned toward the boat as the bait ball — a close-packed conglomeration of small fish — tried to take refuge beneath it.
May told Storyful that he and his friends were hoping to catch some yellowfish tuna when the shiver exploded at the surface of the water.
They originally thought the commotion was a tuna boil, a term used to describe a feeding frenzy that makes the water appear to be boiling.
Hoping to catch the menhadens for themselves, the fishermen sailed directly toward the melee.
“Then we saw it was sharks on a bait pod, never seen anything like it,” May said. “No shrimp boats were in sight either!”
The sharks ended up using the boat to their advantage by pressing the tuna against it to eat, he said.