Willie Dean, a Maryland angler, netted a shark in the Potomac River. Dean dropped his net outside Cornfield Harbor expecting to catch a cow-nosed ray. Instead, when he returned on Tuesday morning, he found an eight-foot long Bull Shark, one of the most dangerous in the world, caught in his net.
The commercial angler, from Scotland, Maryland was caught off guard when he went to make his usual rounds at the Cornfield Harbor in the Potomac River. When he went to check to see if all was normal on Tuesday, which is when he made his astonishing discovery. In a statement from Dean, he said, “When I first seen it, it was like ‘Jaws’ — we need a bigger boat! I’m not kidding you. It looked huge. I did not know how we were going to get it out. It is my first shark. I’ve been fishing here a little over 30 years, and it’s the first time I’ve even seen one.”
Many locals were surprised that a shark ended up in the Potomac River, but it is not surprising at all because Bull Sharks are known to be in the Hudson River. This was not the first time a shark was found in the Potomac River. In the early 1900’s the New York Post reported a similar story of a shark being caught in Catfish trap.
Bull sharks frequently swim up hundreds of miles from the coast, and they are adaptable enough to live in fresh water for up to three years. Bull sharks are one of the world’s most horrific fish, joining the ranks of Great whites and Tiger sharks as the most dangerous to man.What people are talking about.Story about bull shark potomac river.