That’s a big hammerhead!
If there’s ever a best time to catch a state record fish, it’s during a tournament. And that’s exactly what Tim McClellen did during the 10-day-long Texas City Jaycees Tackle Time Tournament.
McClellen landed an absolutely massive 1,033 pound hammerhead shark that easily took home first prize. But it also smashed the 30-year-old record for a hammerhead in the state of Texas. The record was previously 871 pounds according to Fox News. Check out the massive size of the shark’s head!
And taking home first place is apparently no easy task in the Jaycees tournament. Fox News further reports second and third place in the shark category went to massive tiger sharks weighing 964 and 817 pounds respectively.
This is definitely a year the Jaycees and participants of the tournament aren’t likely to forget anytime soon. Congrats to McClellen on winning the tournament and breaking such an old record from everyone here at Wide Open Spaces!