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Fishermen reel in big catch with 12-foot bull shark

TAMPA, Fl. (WTVR)—Some fishermen reeled in a big catch with a 12-foot-long bull shark caught at 3 a.m. on Monday, July 9.

John Radtke and his friends said they went out fishing over night near the mid-span of the Howard Frankland Bridge with the intention of catching a shark.

But, what they caught early this morning was way beyond their expectations. The bull shark weighed approximately 400 pounds and took almost four hours to reel in to the dock.

The men said they plan to cut the shark into small pieces for bait.

The bull shark is considered one of the most aggressive shark species, believed to be responsible for 69 unprovoked attacks worldwide according to the International Shark Attack File.

They are not a protected species, but according to WPTV, the state of Florida limits a catch a day per person or two per vessel.

It’s been the summer of shark on the East and West Coast. Check out all related shark coverage:

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