Thursday, August 7, 2014

07/08/2014: Unusual fish tales eminating from Port Aransas in USA

“Port Aransas, where the fish bite everyday,” simply does not capture the essence of three fish stories reported since Sunday from a town formerly known as Tarpon, Texas.  
the Texas coast line and Port Aransas

One involves a nightlong battle with a huge tiger shark. Another is a surprising and dubious story about a surf-caught swordfish, while one quirky tale puts a kingfish on a very brief ferryboat ride.

Sunday morning, crowds gathered at Dolphin Docks to witness the hoisting and weighing of a 12-foot tiger shark that weighed 809 pounds. Ryan Spring of San Antonio tells of an epic nighttime battle aboard his father’s 21.5-foot Reinell boat that lasted seven hours and covered about 15 miles. It started five miles offshore around 8:30pm Saturday after his party released seven other sharks.

Read more HERE.

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