Just heard about this... Very cool! Was caught in Bergen County area..
5 Foot Bullshark caught in Hudson River!
Posted September 22 2010 - 9:11 AM
That aint a Bull Shark. Nose & Dorsal are to pointy. It's likely a Brown. There's plenty of the around the area.
Posted September 22 2010 - 12:21 PM
I caught planty brown sharks...doesnt look like a brown...is that black tips on the pectorals?
Posted September 24 2010 - 10:22 AM
That is not a Bull or Brown shark. It looks like a sand bar shark. More common down south. I landed a few of these off the beach in NC.
Director, Hudson River Fishermen's Association
Posted September 24 2010 - 11:51 AM
That's a common brown shark...Brown Shark=Sand Bar Shark, taxonomically speaking at least. Same species.
Given the sinker size relative to the shark be hard pressed to break 4 feet.
Posted September 24 2010 - 2:51 PM
down south there is different names for sand bar sharks...doesnt mean brown shark in all states...its not a brown
Posted September 24 2010 - 2:57 PM
never saw a brown with black tipped pectorals
Posted September 26 2010 - 11:55 AM
its not a bullshark, nose tooo pointy the shark is a brown shark, when they are pups they have black tips like that and can withstand freshwater/brakish water during their pup years.