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5-Foot Bull Shark Caught in Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain

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Five-footer may have been lured in by numerous baitfish in the lake.

Yet another wayward bull shark has been caught in Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain. The shark was captured by local charter fisherman Andy Jones on the lake’s north side last weekend.

Surprisingly, sightings of bull sharks aren’t uncommon in the 640 square mile lake that is connected to the ocean via a series of rivers, canals and causeways. The shark was first spotted by another local angler Beau McCool, who then alerted Jones to the fish’s presence according to WBRZ 2 News.

Jones was able to catch the five foot shark a little bit later. He told the station it was one of the largest sharks he’s caught in the lake.

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Another five-foot bull shark made headlines and became a social media sensation when an unnamed angler pulled it from the lake in a pontoon boat last August.

WBRZ 2 News reports an unusually mild winter combined with an influx of baitfish might be attracting the sharks into the lake. In fact, the bull sharks may be using the lake as a breeding ground.

The news will no doubt make local residents a little more wary this weekend. The lake has seen attacks from what have been believed to have been bull sharks in the past.

Images via WBRZ 2 News.

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5-Foot Bull Shark Caught in Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain