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1,033-Pound Hammerhead Shark Shatters Record in Texas

Tim McClellen's hammerhead tops the old mark set 37 years ago by 162 pounds

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    1,033-Pound Hammerhead Shark Shatters Record in Texas
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    Tim McClellen smashed the 30-year Texas record when he caught a 1,033-pound hammerhead shark at the Tackle Time Fishing Tournament sponsored by the Texas City Jaycees.

    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.

    Texas Parks and Wildlife Department records show his hammerhead caught offshore in the Gulf of Mexico tops the old mark set 37 years ago by 162 pounds.

    Records also show the biggest fish in Texas is a 1,129-pound tiger shark reeled in from the gulf in 1992.

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    A Florida man reeled-in a hammerhead shark on Bonsteel Beach. After spending over 30 minutes working to reel it in, he and friends helped guided the shark back into the ocean

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    Just last week, Sergio Roque, another participant in the same Tackle Time Fishing Tournament sponsored by the Texas City Jaycees, caught a 946-pound tiger shark.