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Cue the music to JAWS, please.

If you are as terrified of sharks as I am, you also probably don't get the feels like Michael Plach did when he reeled in a 9.5-foot tiger shark from the shore of Port Aransas beach.

This tiger shark, which was a "bucket list" catch for Plach, took about two hours to reel in from the beach. Once it was caught and photographed, Plach and his friend and fishing partner Patrick Reyes made sure to put the shark back into the water. Tiger sharks on average, live to be at least 12 years old.

Wait! He put it back into the water?!? Yep, Plach who is a seasoned fisherman knows to put this great catch back into the water to continue to support the ecosystem of our Gulf Coast waters. The state record for the biggest tiger shark caught in coastal waters was caught last year, at 13 ft and 6 inches.

Check out the live footage of the catch of a lifetime thanks to Port Aransas South Jetty!

Honestly, I did not realize when I see rods in the sand at Port Aransas beach that sharks are part of a fisherman's quest. I prefer instead to pretend sharks are NOT THERE!

According to MYSANANTONIO.com, Ploch first used a drone to drop his bait " near the end of the south jetty at Texas Beach. Ploch credits local fishermen in Port Aransas though for giving him lots of pointers which he says helped him to land one of his biggest bucket list fish.

Inquiring minds want to know... are you afraid of sharks? Let us know on the station app or through Facebook comments. In the meantime, shout out to Ploch for being able to check off a bucket list item, while still ensuring the life of the tiger shark.

Hey, I said I was scared of sharks, not that I'd want to see an ocean without them!

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