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Thread: Was a 9' 500 lb bull shark caught in Deep Creek Lake, western MD?

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    Was a 9' 500 lb bull shark caught in Deep Creek Lake, western MD?

    Quite a bit of information on this. Came across it by accident.



    Freshwater sharks rarely achieve lengths greater than 8 feet. This is thought to be due to the fact that they are dormant in colder weather and do not feed year round. It could also be an adaptation needed to survive in a limited body of water with limited food supply. The longest freshwater shark on record was found in Deep Creek Lake in the western panhandle of Maryland in 1983. It measured 9 feet 4 inches in length and weighed 512 pounds. The only other freshwater shark over 8 feet in length was found in Lake Cumberland, Kentucky in 2001. It was 8 feet 7 inches long and weighed 428 pounds and was thought to be responsible for all 3 shark attacks in that lake that summer.
    Freshwater Sharks

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    "Deep Creek Lake is the largest inland body of water in the state of Maryland. Like all lakes in Maryland, it is man-made. The lake is home to a wide variety of freshwater fish and aquatic birds. Fishing is extremely popular on the lake. Recreational boating in the summertime is as well. Fish commonly caught by anglers include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, brown trout, rainbow trout, bull sharks, black crappie, walleye, yellow perch, rock bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, common carp, chain pickerel, northern pike and shiners"
    Was there a shark in deep creek lake




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    These two bull sharks were caught in the Potomac river in 2013.



    Here is another one that was caught in 2015:
    8-foot-long bull shark caught in the Potomac River


    An 8-foot-long bull shark was found after it got caught in a fishing net in the Potomac River in St. Mary’s County, Md. (Courtesy of Murphy Brown)

    An eight-foot bull shark was caught this week in the Potomac River in St. Mary’s County, Md.

    Although it isn’t totally uncommon to occasionally see a bull shark in the river, state wildlife authorities said it was a large haul.

    The shark was caught by Murphy Brown’s family, of Coltons Point, Md. The 21-year-old, who works by day as a receptionist at a defense contracting firm, recounted on Friday the shark’s capture.

    She said her grandfather — Robert T. Brown — is a commercial fisherman who has been in business in that area for decades. Her grandfather and dad, Robbie Brown, along with some other people, were out checking their nets Wednesday evening and discovered the caught shark. But the tide was too high and the waters too rough to get it out, she said, so her grandfather and dad went back the next day, but the shark was dead by then.

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    nope

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatist View Post
    nope
    OK, i'll bite.....why?

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    News to me.

    Did not know there was such a thing as "fresh water sharks".....
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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    News to me.

    Did not know there was such a thing as "fresh water sharks".....
    They are actually turning up in the Potomac ever so often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    OK, i'll bite.....why?
    Too far from shore?
    Looks to be 250 miles from the ocean.
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    The Deep Creek story is obviously fake. The dam always faces the part of the river that would flow to the ocean/bay. No way they could have gotten in.

    Yes, sharks swim far up rivers, even two thousand miles up the Mississippi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    News to me.

    Did not know there was such a thing as "fresh water sharks".....
    doh.. you never saw that History channel show about it. You should also watch out for Chupacabras btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idiocracat View Post
    Too far from shore?
    Looks to be 250 miles from the ocean.
    They actually go much further than that.
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