SAN ANTONIO — A San Antonio man fishing in Port Aransas on Sunday reeled in an 809-pound tiger shark.
Ryan Spring, a deck installer from the Alamo City, caught the massive fish, which was 12 feet 7 inches in length, about five miles off the Texas coast using stingray wing as bait, he said.
“After five hours of fighting it, I finally saw it for the first time,” Spring told the San Antnion Express-News on Monday. I was surprised it was a tiger shark, I thought it was a hammerhead.”
The battle, which started around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, lasted nearly eight hours before he tied the shark to the boat, he said.
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