Viewer catches two bull sharks at Cypremort Point

Posted at 9:36 PM, Jul 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-22 22:36:51-04

KATC TV3 viewer Chad Boudreaux is having his own "shark week" over at Cypremort Point.

Boudreaux said he caught two bull sharks at the point’s beach Saturday, within one hour. He says he’s never seen this concentration of sharks there before, and he wouldn’t advise anyone go swimming there right now. 

According to SeaGrant’s Louisiana Fisheries website, the species, scientifically known as Carcharhinus leucas, is found worldwide in warm seas. It is also the third most common species involved in attacks on humans worldwide, behind only the great white and tiger sharks. 

‘A Texas A&M University researcher has identified Sabine Pass, between Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, and Jefferson County, Texas, as a nursery area used by hundreds of female bull sharks to give birth each year," the website states. "However, most of Louisiana’s coastal waters are believed to serve the same purpose. Bull sharks are so common in Louisiana estuaries that almost any shark without black tips on its fins that is caught inshore is likely to be a bull shark."