Louisiana is home to several shark species. The bays, estuaries, and lakes serve as nursery grounds for adult females and juveniles. The sharks found here for most of the year include the bull shark, spinner shark, blacktip shark, and hammerheads.
The bull shark, highly dangerous to humans, is found throughout Louisiana. In August 2022, a 6ft long bull shark was caught by an angler, Joseph Rohaley, when he was fishing in Lake Pontchartrain.
List of the Different Types of Sharks in Louisiana
|Bull Shark||7-12 feet||Highly aggressive|
|Blacktip Shark||5-8 feet||Moderately aggressive|
|Spinner Shark||7 -8 feet||Not aggressive|
|Scalloped Hammerhead Shark||9-12 feet||Moderately aggressive|
|Smooth Hammerhead Shark||8-12 feet||Not aggressive (but potentially dangerous)|
|Great Hammerhead Shark||15-20 feet||Highly aggressive|