CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Jason Jenkins is celebrating after catching a 7-foot, 7-inch-long bull shark Sunday in Corpus Christi.
Jenkins, who is from Pleasanton, caught the shark around 6 p.m. off the beach near Bob Hall Pier after a 30-minute fight, according to the fisherman.
The bull shark, which weighed in at approximately 300 pounds, was safely released back into the Gulf in front of a crowd of onlookers.
This isn't the first time a large shark has been caught along the Texas coast. Big sharks are actually caught along the coast quite frequently.
A woman caught an 8-foot tiger shark off the coast in Corpus Christi back in September. Read more on that here.