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Angler Pulls In Texas State Record Bull Shark: 512 Pounds, 9 Feet Long

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PORT ARANSAS, Texas -- A new state record bull shark was caught in Aransas Bay last week by Randall Rickerson of Corpus Christi. The previous state record was a 508-pound shark caught in the Gulf.

This one, caught on Friday, May 18, weighed in at 513 pounds and was nine feet long. Rickerson reportedly had a two hour and 10 minute fight to bring it in and then it took 2-1/2 hours to tow in the boat and shark.

The big catch was stored in the Fisherman's Wharf walk-in cooler until a scale big enough could be brought over to weigh it.

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