Bull Shark

The bull shark is known for its aggressive nature, predilection for warm shallow water, and presence in brackish and freshwater systems including estuaries and rivers.  Though they are not a true freshwater shark, the bull shark can thrive in both saltwater and freshwater and can travel far up rivers. They are probably responsible for the majority of near-shore shark attacks, including many attacks attributed to other species. 

The name bull shark comes from the shark's stocky shape, broad, flat snout, and aggressive, unpredictable behavior. Bull sharks are large and stout, with females being larger than males. Bull sharks are wider and heavier than other requiem sharks of comparable length, and are grey on top and white below.  Bull sharks have a bite force of up to 1,300 lb, the highest among all investigated cartilaginous fishes.

A bull shark's diet consists mainly of bony fish and sharks, including other bull sharks, but can also include turtles, birds, dolphins, terrestrial mammals, crustaceans,echinoderms,and stingrays . They hunt in murky waters because it is harder for the prey to see the shark coming.  Bull sharks have been known to use the bump-and-bite technique to attack their prey.
Bull sharks are typically solitary hunters, but occasionally hunt in pairs.They often cruise through shallow waters. They can accelerate rapidly and can be highly aggressive.[They are extremely territorial and attack animals that enter their territory. Since bull sharks often dwell in very shallow waters, they may be more dangerous to humans than any other species of shark.

Bull sharks mate during late summer and early autumn, often in the brackish water of river mouths. After gestating for 12 months, a bull shark may give birth to four to ten live young. They are viviparous; they are born live and free-swimming. The young are about 70 cm (27.6 in) at birth and take 10 years to reach maturity. Coastal lagoons, river mouths, and other low-salinity estuaries are common nursery habitats.

Bull sharks are apex predators and rarely have to fear being attacked by other animals. Humans are their biggest threat. Larger sharks, such as the tiger shark and great white shark, may attack them.

Method of Fishing - Trolling and drift fishing

Tackle - Between 20 and 80 lb class tackle

Bait - Whole fresh fish such as mackerel or pollack