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Angler lands 7-foot 130 pound Bull Shark in the Bonnet Carre Spillway
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Such was the case recently when out on an excursion in the Bonnet Carre Spillway in Norco, when Chauvin landed a real whopper: a seven foot, 130-pound bull shark.

“We caught seven or eight of them that day, including several big ones,” said Chauvin, who pens “The Apex Predator” column for Louisiana Sportsman.

This particular shark didn’t come quietly.

“I was in the water, about waist deep … and that big ol’ shark swam up right on side of me,” Chauvin said. “When we were in shin deep water, that’s when it turned on me. He spun around and actually was about a foot from my foot.

“I jumped as fast as I could and got really lucky. He woulda really tore me up … nearly bit me. I learned my lesson. You need to get all the way out of the water before you try to land the big one. I’m used to swimming with the sharks, but in that area it’s hard to see them in muddy water.”

Still, he and some fellow anglers with him on the outing were able to land the shark on the bank — eventually.

“He actually snapped the pole in half,” said Chauvin of the struggle. “Then we got him and were able to take a quick picture before we let him go. We didn’t want to kill the shark … I’ll tell you what, though, he was really big.”

That’s par for the course for Chauvin, who’s out there for the sport of it more often than not.

“I like trophy animals. I don’t really target fish to eat them now … I really don’t eat them much anymore,” Chauvin said. “If I do, it’s the smaller ones to eat. With the bigger ones, I like to see what’s out there.”

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LigerFan
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re: Angler lands 7-foot 130 pound Bull Shark in the Bonnet Carre Spillway
What accent did y'all read the quotes in?


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re: Angler lands 7-foot 130 pound Bull Shark in the Bonnet Carre Spillway
What board am I on?


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The Boat
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re: Angler lands 7-foot 130 pound Bull Shark in the Bonnet Carre Spillway
Wading out not knowing they're bull sharks in there. frick that


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re: Angler lands 7-foot 130 pound Bull Shark in the Bonnet Carre Spillway
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Angler lands 7-foot 130 pound Bull Shark in the Bonnet Carre Spillway



How is this political


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re: Angler lands 7-foot 130 pound Bull Shark in the Bonnet Carre Spillway
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Bonnet Carre Spillway



I spent my childhood years hunting, fishing and riding dirt bikes in there.

FWIW, this is not the first time Bull Sharks have been caught in Lake Pontchartrain estuaries. They migrate in to breed.



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re: Angler lands 7-foot 130 pound Bull Shark in the Bonnet Carre Spillway
Shark is a Dem...


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re: Angler lands 7-foot 130 pound Bull Shark in the Bonnet Carre Spillway
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He actually snapped the pole in half,” said Chauvin of the struggle. “Then we got him and were able to take a quick picture before we let him go. We didn’t want to kill the shark …


These pro-lifers have really jumped the shark


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re: Angler lands 7-foot 130 pound Bull Shark in the Bonnet Carre Spillway
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These pro-lifers have really jumped the shark


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LSUBanker
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re: Angler lands 7-foot 130 pound Bull Shark in the Bonnet Carre Spillway
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How is this political


Pretty much everything is these days.


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GumboPot
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How is this political


I sure someone is triggerd.


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re: Angler lands 7-foot 130 pound Bull Shark in the Bonnet Carre Spillway
Global warming.


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LSUBanker
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re: Angler lands 7-foot 130 pound Bull Shark in the Bonnet Carre Spillway
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They migrate in to breed.



Navytiger74
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re: Angler lands 7-foot 130 pound Bull Shark in the Bonnet Carre Spillway
Not political, but pretty badass.


MrLSU
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re: Angler lands 7-foot 130 pound Bull Shark in the Bonnet Carre Spillway
Errant post but I'll say it looks like Bernie Sanders, The Corps of Engineers opened the spillway, and the guy used a Chinese Rod/Reel. How is that?


BlackHelicopterPilot
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re: Angler lands 7-foot 130 pound Bull Shark in the Bonnet Carre Spillway
In honor of the recently deceased:


"While Jim Fowler fights the killer shark in the water...I will stay safely in the boat and wish him the best!"

- Marlon Perkins -


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re: Angler lands 7-foot 130 pound Bull Shark in the Bonnet Carre Spillway
Climate Change!!


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Bull Durham bout to clean up the swamp


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Green Chili Tiger
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re: Angler lands 7-foot 130 pound Bull Shark in the Bonnet Carre Spillway
Are either the angler or the shark running for office?


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Ed Osteen
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7 or 8 bullsharks in one day??


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