TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — A 1,033-pound hammerhead shark caught over the weekend during a fishing tournament based in Texas City is a record for the species in Texas and one of the largest fish ever caught in the state.
Tim McClellen has been fishing for 20 years and says you never know what’s going to bite when you drop your line.READ MORE: State Fair Taking Extra Measures To Keep Guests Safe
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department records show his hammerhead caught offshore in the Gulf of Mexico tops the old mark set 37 years ago by 162 pounds.READ MORE: Officials: Man Suspected Of Making Threats Against Texas Lawmakers Arrested
Records also show the biggest fish in Texas is a 1,129-pound tiger shark reeled in from the gulf in 1992.
Just last week, Sergio Roque, another participant in this month’s Tackle Time Fishing Tournament sponsored by the Texas City Jaycees , caught a 946-pound tiger shark.MORE NEWS: State Fair Offers Hundreds Of Free Acts, Shows And Exhibits
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