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Sharks on The Bay -- "We Gotta Get a Bigger Boat"

At the mouth of the Potomac there were 2 moderatly large (8'+) Bull Sharks caught recently...
washingtonpost.com

I once saw an 8' shark swimming next to my boat near Wolf Trap many years ago.
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Wow! If my son see's this he'll never go in the water again!
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Wow. Just last Saturday - a mere three days before these sharks were caught - we were on the Potomac, maybe a mile or two from Point Lookout, taking possession of the sailboat we just bought. We were out for a sail so the seller could familiarize me with everything.

He decided he wanted a swim, so we hove to and he jumped off the back of the boat and swam around for a few minutes.

I just e-mailed him that link with a note saying "are you sure you still want to jump off the boat in the Potomac?"
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Don't they just catch and release?

Why do we need to kill everything that come in our path.
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Don't they just catch and release?

Why do we need to kill everything that come in our path.
I agree, but at least they said they were going to eat it.
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Fortunately, Bull sharks are one of the few species of shark that can go up into relatively fresh water. Unfortunately, it is one of the nastier species of shark.
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I recall several years ago, maybe 1997, a fairly good sized shark (Tiger or maybe a bull) was caught near Oxford on the Choptank. I saw this on the news a couple of days after I had been water skiing on the Tred Avon WTH!!!


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Why do we need to kill everything that come in our path.
Obviously you haven't spent much time in southern MD.

I keep my boat, and swim on the bottom, about 3 miles up from where it was caught.

ilikerust, where do you keep your boat now? I'm on St. George's Island.
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Fortunately, Bull sharks are one of the few species of shark that can go up into relatively fresh water. Unfortunately, it is one of the nastier species of shark.
We haven't had rain for weeks or a month in the Bay. The water is salty, I know it because I accidentally tasted a week ago. Yuk !
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