Bull Sharks, also known as Carcharhinus Leucas or Zambezi in African are considered by some to be the most dangerous because they like to travel in most all waters including rivers and estuaries. They will even venture into completely fresh water, and has been caught in several Florida rivers, and even in Lake Okeechobee. They get their name from their short blunt snout like a bull. We will catch and release bull sharks, they are a rugged fighter with the world record being 697 lbs. but they can get over 1200 lbs.
Bull sharks are harvestable in Florida with a 54” minimum size limit and 1 per person per day. The world record is from Stuart Florida with a 501 lb., 92 inches. The maximum size about 13 feet with the matures at approximately 14-18 years of age. I believe that bull sharks are responsible for almost all of the different shark attacks out there. They like to “bump and bite” meaning that they bump their pray and attack it while it’s trying to figure out what just hit him.
We use cut stingrays for bait year round and our heaviest of rods and tackle gear. No doubt you will get a great show and fight if you catch a bull shark!
No regulations for fishing