Lexington Park, MD – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed that a Chesapeake Bay waterman caught a large bull shark sometime Monday morning, Aug. 13 off the coast of St. Mary’s County. According to the DNR’s Facebook page, waterman Larry “Boo” Powley, who lives on the Eastern Shore, “accidentally caught” the 310-pound, 8.6-foot long bull shark off Cedar Point.

Department fishing experts said the bull shark is known to consume fish, sharks and rays in fresh and shallow waters and is a regular summertime visitor to the Chesapeake Bay.