1,000-pound hammerhead shark shatters record in Texas fishing tournament


Tim McClellen brought in the massive, record-breaking hammerhead shark at the Texas City Jaycees fishing tournament Sunday.

Tim McClellen brought in the massive, record-breaking hammerhead shark at the Texas City Jaycees fishing tournament Sunday.  (Texas City Jaycees)

First place in the recent Texas City Jaycees Tackle Time competition was claimed by a massive hammerhead shark that broke the previous state record.

Tim McClellen brought in the shark twice his size. Weighing in at 1,033 pounds, McClellan’s catch broke the previous Texas state record for a hammerhead shark of 871 pounds.

(FROM 12 NEWS NOW) Competitors also caught a 173-pound stingray and a 143-pound alligator gar so far this year. 

Categories included off-shore, on-shore and kids. It took place at Texas City Dike Fishing. 

Proceeds from the 55th annual tournament, the Jaycees flagship event, go to scholarships for Texas City students. 

A competitor at the Texas City Jaycees fishing tournament caught a 173-pound stingray. (Sam Navarro photo)  

A competitor at the Texas City Jaycees fishing tournament caught a 143-pound alligator gar. (Sam Navarro photo)  

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