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Photos: College Kid Lands Monster Tiger Shark

Photos: College Kid Lands Monster Tiger Shark

Tyler Kennedy, a student at Auburn University, landed this 13 1/2-foot, 948-pound tiger shark. Check out the photos and story behind this leviathan.
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from DaBears wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

I'm with wartiger57 on this. He didn't catch 21 tiger sharks and cut their fins off, he caught 1 trophy shark. (The difference between legal deer hunting and poaching.)Tiger sharks are not endangered, but they will and do eat people. I've been lucky enough to catch a 5 1/2 foot long bull shark, which we released, and the fight was incredible. My hat is off big time to this guy.

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from Joey Ramion wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

I'm with you hunt/fish/trap, I actually enjoy catching them but killing anything this large and magnificent is a waste unless you're feeding yourself and others with it. These tournaments could let them put a ruler in the pics and have them take length/girth measurements then release. It's bad enough the Asians are wiping sharks out we do not need to help them.

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

I personally would not go shark fishing, but I'm not going to rip somebody else for doing it, given that it IS perfectly legal.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

Wartiger, why do you think so many bass and muskie fisherman practice catch and release? Have you ever done any reading about fish populations in the oceans? You could start with the history of the North Atlantic cod fish. It was another endless supply of fish. I would never minimize the magnitude of catching a fish this size but the outcome isn't what I would favor. Just my two cents worth.

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from Victor Rossi wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

WHOOPIE

Another dead shark. I thought the word was out to start giving the toothy guys a break while there are still some left to give breaks to. So what is the young stud going to do with the carcass give it to his mother? Come on people let's start using our heads about what we take and don't take from our oceans. Mindless killing is senseless.

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from Jeremy Jensen wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

Way to go!

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from John A Pierog wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

What a great experience and story! Thanks for sharing.

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from wartiger57 wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

Awesome fish and WDE!
Here come the posts about how its "horrible to kill a shark" and "you are not a man unless you practice catch and release" in 3...2...1...

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

I personally would not go shark fishing, but I'm not going to rip somebody else for doing it, given that it IS perfectly legal.

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from wartiger57 wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

Awesome fish and WDE!
Here come the posts about how its "horrible to kill a shark" and "you are not a man unless you practice catch and release" in 3...2...1...

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from DSMbirddog wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

Wartiger, why do you think so many bass and muskie fisherman practice catch and release? Have you ever done any reading about fish populations in the oceans? You could start with the history of the North Atlantic cod fish. It was another endless supply of fish. I would never minimize the magnitude of catching a fish this size but the outcome isn't what I would favor. Just my two cents worth.

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from Joey Ramion wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

I'm with you hunt/fish/trap, I actually enjoy catching them but killing anything this large and magnificent is a waste unless you're feeding yourself and others with it. These tournaments could let them put a ruler in the pics and have them take length/girth measurements then release. It's bad enough the Asians are wiping sharks out we do not need to help them.

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from John A Pierog wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

What a great experience and story! Thanks for sharing.

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from Jeremy Jensen wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

Way to go!

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from DaBears wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

I'm with wartiger57 on this. He didn't catch 21 tiger sharks and cut their fins off, he caught 1 trophy shark. (The difference between legal deer hunting and poaching.)Tiger sharks are not endangered, but they will and do eat people. I've been lucky enough to catch a 5 1/2 foot long bull shark, which we released, and the fight was incredible. My hat is off big time to this guy.

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from Victor Rossi wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

WHOOPIE

Another dead shark. I thought the word was out to start giving the toothy guys a break while there are still some left to give breaks to. So what is the young stud going to do with the carcass give it to his mother? Come on people let's start using our heads about what we take and don't take from our oceans. Mindless killing is senseless.

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