Skip to comments.Man catches 2 bull sharks in Potomac
Posted on 08/26/2013 6:44:04 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
Catching a 300-pound killer shark is supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime event.
But nearly three years after commercial fisherman John Willy Dean hauled in the first bull shark recorded in the Potomac in 37 years, he repeated the feat Tuesday twice.
The first of the two bull sharks Dean caught Tuesday in the waters off of Point Lookout State Park at the tip of St. Marys County was already dead in the water. Sharks need a constant flow of moving water to breathe, Deans son Greg said. Constrained in a net that the Deans use to take in fish every day, the shark drowned before they pulled it aboard.
Still, the shark more than eight feet long and one of the deadliest fish for humans was imposing.
It was a good adrenaline rush, I would say, Greg Dean said of the first shark. It was a little scary, but then at the same time, it was very exciting. We really just dont think at that point. We just keep pulling it in and try to see what it was.
A Maryland Department of Natural Resources biologist happened to be aboard for a routine check, SoMdNews.com reported, and the scientist immediately identified the massive creature as a bull shark, a species that can tolerate fresh water.
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But nearly three years after commercial fisherman John Willy Dean hauled in the first bull shark recorded in the Potomac in 37 years,
If the map in the article is correct, it looks like it was well into the bay rather than in the river.
Nasty creatures, They have the highest level of testosterone of any animal in the world.
Just stay out of the water while they are feeding, generally dawn and dusk.
Brings back memories of my ex, and that was forty years ago.
Granted, DC is full of sharks... but in the Potomac? That had to be an interesting day of fishing.
Can I get jacked if I eat tons of Bull shark?
No Ex-Congressmen working on K-Street out for some Exercise....
Maybe they’ll swim up the Mississippi, to the Chicago River. Then into the Great Lakes.
They always laugh.
Here's what lives in those waters...youtube video of shark
The shark appears at about the 40 sec. mark in the video.
The map says “approx” and it looks like a lame MapQuest generalization as it is.
Pt. Lookout is definitely the very tip at the juncture of the river into the Chesapeake, but if this man says they were more in the Potomac, I believe him.
Point Lookout is not exactly fresh water. I go crabbing there sometimes. It’s the tidal Potomac emptying into the Chesapeake Bay.
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