They say everything is bigger in Texas and after looking at these photos I believe it at least when it comes to Hammerhead Sharks.
According to a Facebook post by Jetty Rats, angler Kevin Loper landed this massive fish at Bob Hall Pier in Corpus Christi, Texas. The fish had been spooling anglers fro the pier and Kevin wanted to catch whatever it was.
So I got a phone call from Kevin Loper and he told me that everyone has been getting spooled on Bob Hall pier … he also said that he was going to drop two baits after work and catch what everyone keeps getting spooled on, lone behold he caught a monster dinosaur Hammer!!! Kevin Loper fought this beast of a shark with tons of drag the whole fight, first initial run was around 600 yards pulling drag on his 80 Avet locked down with a custom Jawbone 1052 I built for him. Back and forth the fight is on, one hour and twenty minutes later they see what is on the other end. Let me tell you guys something about Kevin… he is one hell of a fisherman and always releases his sharks no matter what!!! For this beast to not swim away will always haunt him, he spent well over an hour trying to get the monster to swim away but with no luck. Needless to say, he did harvest the meat as much as he could and had a helping hand from some fellow sharkers, thanks, guys!!! You know who you are! As team leader, I couldn’t prouder of the accomplishment of my teammate and best friend on his once in a lifetime catch!!! We will talk about this epic catch for years to come!!
Greater Hammer taped out at 166.5” (13’10.5”) biggest fish on our team!!!
Shout out to Grant Kilcrease and Ryan Feikls for helping in landing the beast!!!
It is a shame the shark did not make it, but it was good to see it did not go to waste. Enjoy the meat and congratulations on the Fish of a lifetime.