Donald Trump III proved to be a chip off the old block after succeeding in capturing his first shark at the age of just nine last week.
The oldest son of Donald Trump Jr has been spending his school break with his father in Palm Beach since last Friday, and over the weekend the pair chartered a boat to do some fishing.
That is when Donnie managed to snag himself a bull shark, a feat that his father celebrated with a photo of the two men leaning over the side of their boat just a few feet away from the hooked, and lifeless, predator.
‘Cool shot from last weekend of Donnie’s first bull shark. He really worked hard to get this 350 to 400 pounder in with minimal help from dad and @blacktiph. Got the quick pic and released him back to his friends,’ wrote Don Jr.
Predators: Donald Trump Jr posted a photo on Instagram of himself and son Donnie III after the boy caught a bull shark over the week in Florida (above)
Let us prey: ‘He really worked hard to get this 350 to 400 pounder in with minimal help from dad. Got the quick pic and released him back to his friends,’ wrote Don Jr (above woith Donnie and Dennis Verreet of Blacktiph)
Jaws: Don Jr has caught two sharks over the past year, including one last March that was filmed on the beach (Don Jr with Donnie and Tristan in March)
My funny valentine: Don Jr also caught a shark in february of this year (above)
Dennis Verreett, who managed the run that day for BlacktipH, also shared a photo that showed himself with proud father Don Jr and delighted soon Donnie after the big snag.
‘Yesterday I had the honor to go fishing with @DonaldJTrumpJr, his son Donny,and some secret service backup. What a cool bunch of guys and a lot of fun with some cobia and big bullsharks. Not an everyday thing that you go fishing with the presidents son. I hope we can do that again soon. Yeeew!’
Don Jr is seen wearing a blue gingham button-down, camouflage shorts, and camouflage Oakleys in the photo.
He is currently caring for the children over their school break while his estranged wife Vanessa is in New York.
She filed for an uncontested divorce from Don Jr last Thursday after 12 years of marriage, but then seemed to have a change of mind and hired a criminal lawyer.
In the aftermath of the split, it was revealed that Don Jr allegedly had an affair with Danity Kane singer Aubrey O’Day.
Donnie still have a ways to go before he catches up with dad however, who has caught at least two sharks in the past year alone.
One of those catches was even filmed, and showed Don Jr battling a blacktip from the beach.
Later that day, Don Jr. posted his Hemingway-like tale of the great catch he managed to score, writing: ‘This is what happens when momma lets the boys loose in Florida for a few days… Shhh don’t tell her. #parentgoals .
‘Amazing morning with Donnie, Spencer, and my buddy @blacktiph. This is one of half dozen Blacktip sharks (ALL CATCH AND RELEASE) we had on, 2 of which were attacked by a huge hammerhead (800+ pounds) all right off the beach. Insane day on the water.’
Don Jr. revealed early in the video that he had never been lucky enough to catch a shark off the beach, so he also made sure that social media was informed of his feat by posting a photo to Instagram alongside his sons Donnie and Spencer.
Boat basics: Don Jr is seen wearing a blue gingham button-down, camouflage shorts, and camouflage Oakleys in the photo.
She’s got a lure: Don Jr has posted a number of fishing photos over the past week, sharing with his social media followers what his daughters and sons managed to reel in(daughter Chloe above)
Bloody the waters: Don Jr posted videos of bait (left) and the sharks that came (right)
Poleing stating: Don Jr fishing from the beach in Palm Beach last year
He added to his lengthy list of aquatic conquests over the weekend as well, catching his first cobia.
‘Helped my buddy @DonaldJTrumpJr catch his first cobia yesterday with @dennis_verreet,’ tweeted the Blacktiph account.
‘We saw several huge cobia (over 50lbs), but they didn’t feel like biting. We also caught two huge bull sharks!’
Don Jr has posted a number of fishing photos over the past week, sharing with his social media followers what his daughters and sons managed to reel in while away with dad.
On Monday he posted a photo of his three youngest kids – Tristan (7), Spencer (6) and Chloe (3) – writing: ‘Spencer caught the big boy last nigh at family fishing night. Good job little buddy.’
Someone who will not be shark fishing with the family any time soon however is President Trump.
The 70-year-old real estate scion had made it very clear how much he dislikes sharks on, where else, Twitter.
‘Sharks are last on my list – other than perhaps the losers and haters of the World!’ he wrote in the Fourth of July in 2013.
He later added: ‘Sorry folks, I’m just not a fan of sharks – and don’t worry, they will be around long after we are gone.’
No-finn to see here: President Trump is not a fan of sharks, and in 2013 wrote: ‘Sharks are last on my list – other than perhaps the losers and haters of the World!’
Hello: The five Trump children are with their father in Palm Beach this week during school vacation after their mother Vanessa filed for divorce last Thursday (Don jr and Vanessa in 2012 left, Aubrey O’Day in 2012 right)
Footlosse: Don Jr’s feet appear to be in a image posted by O’Day back in 2012
The focus seems to have now shifted to hunting however, with Don Jr posting a photo of an Irish Setter on Thursday morning as he headed out on one of the hunting preserves that borders Lake Okeechobee.
Meanwhile, these photos did not feature any images of Don Jr’s feet though, with DailyMail.com revealing on Wednesday that an image posted by O’Day back in 2012 appears to show her with Don Jr.
‘My babe is protecting my feet from bunions attacks. True Love Feet,’ wrote O’Day on March 24 of that year on Twitter.
She then shared a picture showing her feet being covered by those of a man.
The man is not identified, but a side-by-side comparison reveals that the feet are remarkably similar in appearance to those of Donald Trump Jr.
There are few pictures that show Don Jr’s feet surprisingly, despite his penchant fore the outdoors.
Many photos of him fishing or on the beach tend to cut off at the ankles, just before revealing his feet.