11-foot, 7-inch tiger shark caught off beach in Corpus Christi

Shark tagged and released

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – An 11 foot, 7 inch male tiger shark was caught off the beach in Corpus Christi on Aug. 31.

Angler Bryan Robles caught the shark, tagged it and released him back into the water.

"Catch and release is key to keep the conservation going," Robles said.

Texas Shark Rodeo named it the catch of the week, with a total of 541 sharks caught so far in 2019, according to the website.

10-foot tiger shark caught at Padre Island National Seashore

"We partner up with research scientists to collect DNA samples," Robles told KSAT. "That's our main focus."

Texas Shark Rodeo is a catch -- photo -- release, team-oriented, shark fishing tournament with an emphasis on tagging and collecting data for the conservation of sharks, the website says.

38 sharks, 28 rays caught in illegal fishing net off Texas coast

About the Author:

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.