PORT ARANSAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – A San Antonio man landed an 809-pound tiger shark in the Gulf of Mexico after reeling it in for more than seven hours.
Ryan Spring of San Antonio says he caught the shark on Sunday about 5 miles off Port Aransas. He says the 12-foot, 7-inch shark was about as big as his boat and that it pulled the vessel south for more than 15 miles.
“It was a hard fight the whole time,” Spring said to KRLD. “I was wondering, ‘What do I have on here?’ I just had to push through — dig down and find that energy to keep going.”