11-Foot, 7-Inch Tiger Shark Caught Off The Coast Of Texas

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On August 31, angler Bryan Robles caught an 11-foot, 7-inch tiger shark off the coast of Corpus Christi. Don’t worry – the fish wasn’t harmed. The giant male shark was tagged, photographed, and released back into the wild.

? CATCH OF THE WEEK! ?Team: Make Sharking Great AgainAngler: Bryan RoblesSpecies: Male TigerLength: 138"*Based on submitted catches as of noon Wednesday 09/11/2019

Posted by Texas Shark Rodeo on Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The shark was caught as a part of the Texas Shark Rodeo, a shark fishing tournament that pairs with conservation efforts to help keep sharks safe. The tournament also collects DNA samples to hand over to conservation organizations to help them learn more about the health and well being of area sharks.

We came and we conquered! Roughly 35 minutes after hooking to what I thought was a pelican at first I was able to put on…

Posted by Bryan Robles on Monday, September 2, 2019

Texas Shark Rodeo named the big boy their catch of the week. The tournament has caught over 540 sharks so far in 2019.

Check out the video below of another fisherman catching a shark during the Texas Shark Rodeo this year.

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