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The Texas man who caught the biggest fish may have broken the world record in spearfishing.

Braden Sharon, 20, of Texas, surprised viewers with his 137-pound Cubera snapper catch when he and his brother went spearfishing in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this month.

On June 3, the couple boarded their 25-foot panga boat and sailed “offshore off the coast of Texas” as they normally would, Sharon Fox told News Digital in an email.

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Sharon, a fan of free dive spearfishing, made sure he had his spear gun ready when he entered the water.

Braden Sharon, a 20-year-old fisherman from Texas, was caught with a spear by a 137-pound Kubera snapper in the Gulf of Mexico in early June.

Braden Sharon, a 20-year-old fisherman from Texas, was caught with a spear by a 137-pound Kubera snapper in the Gulf of Mexico in early June.
(Port Aranzas Fishermen’s Wharf / Briana Pool)

“I speared the snapper while I was spearfishing, and it took about an hour to land,” Sharon recalled.

He said, “I’m not hunting for record fish, the spear is big.”

Photos of the rusty-colored fish show the Cubera snapper as wide as Sharon’s shoulders and three-quarters of his standing height.

The teen caught the giant catfish minutes after he doubted his luck, the father said

“Once upon a time I realized how big a fish is in a boat and how I can lift it up,” Sharon said. “It’s very big and the biggest fish I’ve ever caught.”

Cubera snappers are marine re-finned fish commonly found in the western Atlantic Ocean. According to the Gulf Fisheries Management Council of Mexico, the average maximum weight and length of a Kubera snapper is 125.7 pounds and 63 inches.

Sherron carried his catch to Port Aranzas Fishermen’s Wharf in southeastern Texas for weight, revealing that the Cubera snapper weighed 137 pounds.

“After officially weighing, I cleaned the fish and shared it with family and friends,” Sharon said. “I had multiple fish fries and everyone loved it.”

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He continued, “Although it is a very large fish, it is an exceptional food and will be eaten in the coming months.”

Sharon Catch could be a record-breaker with the International Underwater Spearfishing Association (IUSA).

Records published by the association show that the current Cubera snapper’s record in the men’s Speargan category was caught in Brazilian waters in 2006 and weighed 122.4 pounds.

Braden Sharon takes the 137-pound Kubera Snapper to Port Aranzas Fishermen's Wharf for official weight and photo capture.

Braden Sharon takes the 137-pound Kubera Snapper to Port Aranzas Fishermen’s Wharf for official weight and photo capture.
(Port Aranzas Fishermen’s Wharf / Briana Pool)

Andrew Ansin, president of the International Underwater Spearfishing Association, told Fox News Digital‌ that at the time of publication the association “knew about the catch but did not accept the application.”

“We hope he offers one,” Ansin said. “It’s an amazing catch.”

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Sharon says his Cubera snapper catch was filmed and he plans to share a video of his experience with his YouTube account, Braden Sherron, where he posted his offshore fishing and spearfishing trip videos.

Ann Schmidt of Fox News Digital contributed to the report.