600 Pound Shark Caught off Port Aransas

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A big shark turned into a huge feast for some folks along the Texas coast.

The "silky" shark was caught in the Gulf of Mexico, about 30 miles off Port Aransas.

It took several men about three hours to reel in the shark on Wednesday. Chris Reininger says the shark was huge -- and they were "fighting for all it's worth."

Video of the creature, after it was hauled to a dock, shows it ended up measuring about 12 feet, eight inches.

Observers estimate it weighed about 600 pounds. No nearby scale was big enough to weigh the animal.

The shark was carved into steaks by workers at Captain Kelly's Deep Sea headquarters.

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