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

By Mary Claire Patton - Digital Content Curator

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.

10-foot tiger shark caught at Padre Island National Seashore

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.

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