On October 25, 2016, angler Zach Wolk of Montgomery, Texas, caught a behemoth of a tiger shark, measuring 11 feet, 5 inches. But this shark had been caught on October 25 once before — in 2006, exactly 10 years earlier, to the day. When it was caught the first time, it measured merely 32 inches.
According to NOAA Fisheries biologist and shark expert Dana Bethea, the big female shark was measured accurately in the shallow surf at Cape San Blas, Florida, and the tag information recorded. Then, the angler released the shark safely back into deeper water, where it swam off strongly.