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Thread: Tourney winning tiger shark traveled by land & ferry to weigh-in

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    Tourney winning tiger shark traveled by land & ferry to weigh-in

    https://mulletwrapper.net/tourney-wi...to-weigh-in-2/

    Ritchie and Jamie Russell have fished from the GSPPier much of their lives...



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    I know there aren't a lot of shark lovers on here, but I do think it is cool to see big tiger sharks in the area again. We caught 5 smaller ones 200-400 lbs during the ADSFR. Back in the 1990s and early 2000s, you rarely saw one. They need to add categories specifically for blacktip and spinners.
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    Some of the best fishing we had on the Pier a few years back was when a couple of Tiger Sharks were hanging around the Pier. Adam Pope had a great video of the biggest one swimming just south of the Octi.
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    Thanks Pier#r, it still feels unreal and that article was very well written. My Wife absolutely loved it and printed it out right away. Odds were definitely not in our favor. Worked That Friday and only had half a day to fish Saturday and Sunday. Was just real lucky and real blessed. We have video while fighting it and honestly thought he wasn't that big at first. Can hear dad on video say he thought it was around 300-400 lbs. and that's what we were guessing until it hit the scales. Didn't realize the fish had 5 ft of girth or that it was 138 inches long. Another cool thing to happen was it had a very nice cobia on him, but we didn't come prepared with any lure to throw at it. It swam along side the boat for at least close to an hour and didn't leave until we finally tail wrapped the shark.

    on another note wanted to share what they did with the fish. I believe 2 universities maybe 3 (South Alabama, Miss State, and potentially Auburn) had a team of college marine biologist students under supervision of some of the leading Shark researchers in the gulf take samples of the fish. They took a big chunk of the spine, some teeth, the liver, stomach, sperm, and other various organs to take back to their labs to do some in depth research on tiger sharks. After some analyzing of the calcified spine and teeth they estimated the fish was between 15 and 17 years old.
    Also said that these were the biggest male tiger sharks they had ever seen. Was very cool to watch them work.

    Also the Lindy's had a good showing. Chip and Beau Lindy had the 2nd and 9th place wrapped up and heard they broke one off that would have been close to the size of the one I had. Between them and the Eberly clan I was almost certain one over 700lbs would reach DI. Safe to say the GSSP clan made for an exciting 3 day tournament to say the least.

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    Amazing a shark that size was a male!
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