Massive tiger shark caught for 2nd time near Hilton Head Island

A 1,400-pound tiger shark was caught this week off the coast of Hilton Head Island, and it was caught for the second time by the same fisherman.

HILTON HEAD, S.C. — Chip Michalove, owner of Outcast Sport Fishing, told Channel 9 that he caught Chessie Wednesday about a half-mile off the beach on the island.

He posted pictures on his business' Facebook page.

Michalove said he caught Chessie last May and put a satellite tag on her.

He was fishing Wednesday with a group from Oklahoma when they caught the massive shark and he realized from the tag that it was the same fish.

He said it’s the largest tiger shark satellite ever tagged on the East Coast, and the first one he’s ever recaptured.

Michalove said he thinks the shark is pregnant because she is much wider than last year.

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