WEATHERFORD (CBSDFW.COM) – It’s one heck of a whale tale… well not a whale. This was more ominous — a shark — and the big catch was reeled in by a 13-year-old boy off the Texas coast.
According to the Port Aransas South Jetty newspaper, Micah Harless of Weatherford was on a 36-hour offshore trip with his father on June 15 when he caught the shark.READ MORE: Man Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Rob Chase Bank In Weatherford
There’s no question the fish had him beat pound-for-pound… it weighed nearly 850 pounds. The largest tiger sharks have been known to weigh more than 1,900 pounds.READ MORE: Family Of 'Kind Hearted, Caring' Man Slain In Oak Lawn Question Robbery As Motive In 'Senseless' Crime
The charter boat the father-son duo was on reportedly had more than a dozen people on board.
Video posted online shows dock employees hoisting the fish up. The official numbers measured the shark at 11.6 feet and weighing 844 pounds.MORE NEWS: State Fair Vendors Facing Tight Labor Market
The young angler reportedly said he plans to save some of the shark meat for him and his family and donate the rest.