GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Brett Rutledge, of Mobile, AL, is determined to walk away with $20,000 from this year's Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo in Gulfport.
This afternoon, Rutledge weighed in a record-breaking bull shark that weighs 354 pounds. That's much greater than the 276-pound shark brought to the scales Saturday.
Rutledge also landed that shark. That's right, he shattered his own record in pursuit of the payout. Like a true fisherman, he wouldn't divulge where or how he caught the monster.
He's also rather humble. Asked by WLOX News Now to talk about this amazing catch, Rutledge replied, "I'm not sure it was that amazing."
He said the shark took just over an hour to land.