Florida Panhandle fishermen reel in 650-pound, 10-foot-long great white shark

Fishermen in Florida's Panhandle made a rare catch: a 10-foot-long (3-meter-long) great white shark.

Thomas Thielman told reporters his fishing team took over an hour to reel in the 650-pound (295-kilogram) shark at the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier on Tuesday afternoon.

Oklahoma-native Alish Day was at the Pier during this and took video of the shark being hooked. 

It's the first time a great white shark has been caught off the pier near Pensacola.

Thielman and his group tagged and released the animal back into the Gulf of Mexico.

In video posted by the Pensacola News-Journal, men can be seen wading into shallow water to hold the fishing line and measure the shark from its nose to the tip of its tail. The men also helped release the animal back into the water.

Thielman said it's not unusual to see great whites in gulf waters, but it's rare to catch one.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.