The odds of coming across a shark while surfing in Texas are not common, and there have only been 2 deaths from Shark attacks in Texas since 1911. With that being said, anglers are out fishing for sharks, and a Texas fisherman recently caught an 809-pound tiger shark. The massive 12 foot 7 inch tiger shark was caught in Port Aransas (Port A) just a few miles off the coast. It took them nearly eight hours to reel him in. We are bummed that they killed the shark, but at least the meat was donated. Get more info on Shark attacks in Texas.