1,019-Pound Tiger Shark Set To Be New Alabama Fishing Record

Tiger Shark with its mouth open on the surface
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The 2023 Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo was held over the weekend and at least one state fishing record is set to fall.

Angler Brett Rutledge spent about 45 minutes reeling in what turned out to be a 1,019-pound tiger shark. They landed the record-sized Tiger Shark while fishing off of Dauphin Island in the 90th Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, a tournament that first began back in 1929 but has skipped a handful of years over the past nine decades.

According to Outdoor Life, the existing Alabama state fishing record for tiger sharks is a 988-pound fish caught in 1998 by angler Larry Eberly in Gulf Shores. This fish would break that record by 31 pounds.

Footage of the record-setting shark hitting the scales has gone viral on YouTube.

The IGFA fishing world record for this species is a fish that weighed 1785 lb 11 oz. It was caught in 2004 in Ulladulla, Australia by angler Kevin James…

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