A Texas fisherman shattered a state record after reeling in a gigantic hammerhead shark while fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.
KHOU reports, Tim McClellen is the angler that now sits at the top of the Texas state record books due to his 1,033 lb. hammerhead shark he caught over the weekend. Tim was fishing in the 55th Annual Tackle Time Fishing Tournament, which he also won thanks to this massive catch.
“You can fish all your life and not catch something like this,” McClellen told KHOU-TV. “It’s the one monster I’d been looking for for 20 years.”
McClellen’s 1,033 lb. shark broke the previous state record set back in 1980, when Mark Johnson landed an 871 lb. hammerhead.