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Texas City Man Nearly Sinks His Boat After Catching Massive Tiger Shark

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While fishing out in Texas City on Sunday, Sergio Roque caught a monster 964-pound Tiger Shark! Chron.com says that it’s shy of the 1,129 pounds state record, but it definitely puts Roque in first place at the annual Tackle Time Fishing Tournament taking place through the 9th. The tournament is held by the Texas City Jaycees and raises “money for various causes and charities the community group is a part of, including Operations Santa Claus, Family Living Seminars, Special Olympics and Tackle Time.”

According to National Geographic, tiger sharks generally weigh between 850 to 1,400 lbs, and measure about 10 to 14 feet in length. In addition to their scary-large style, tiger sharks are known to be aggressive towards humans. “They are second only to great whites in attacking people. But because they have a near completely undiscerning palate, they are not likely to swim away after biting a human, as great whites frequently do,” National Geographic writes.

Visit the Texas City Jaycees website to see if anyone can come close to Roque’s amazing tiger shark catch before the contest ends. Other notable catches are a 175 pound stingray found by Steven Bage, and a 123 pound gar hooked by Emily Maniscalco.