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Big shark caught near Port Aransas

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PORT ARANSAS -- A big shark turned into a huge feast for some folks along the Texas coast.

The "silky" shark was caught in the Gulf of Mexico, about 30 miles off Port Aransas.

It took several men about three hours to reel in the shark on Wednesday. The shark was huge and they were "fighting for all it's worth," Chris Reininger said.

The shark was 12'8" long. Observers estimate it weighed about 600 pounds. No nearby scale was big enough to weigh the animal.

The shark was carved into steaks by workers at Captain Kelly's Deep Sea headquarters.

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