Florida Keys Shallow Water Sight Fishing For Sharks – CATCH & RELEASE
The Florida Keys and all of South Florida is home to some really fun Shark fishing opportunities. Fishing for Sharks is probably one of the coolest species we have here all year long. There are many different species of Sharks found here in the Florida Keys and South Florida. Blacktip, Lemon, Hammerhead, Bonnet Head, and Bull Sharks are just to name a few. These fish can be targeted by just about any skill level of fisherman on light tackle spin and even fly rods. If you want to catch a really big fish that bites back the Shark is the one for you!
How We Catch Sharks: We like to target sharks by chumming them up to the boat in 3 feet of water. Usually, our first couple sharks start to show up in 5 minutes of chumming and within 30 minutes we can have dozens of 4-10 foot long sharks circling around the boat. It’s really exciting to pick out the Shark you want to catch.
These toothy critters are a lot of fun to fight because of their long screaming runs and violent head shakes. Sometimes they will even jump out of the water. It’s a great way to hone your fish fighting skills and have a great story to tell when you get back to the dock. Our style of Shark fishing is great for all ages and skill levels.
Shark Fishing Trips Details: Shark fishing trips usually last 4 – 6 hours. Most of the time we will start our trip catching Barracuda’s or Jacks with artificial lures. They are a lot of fun on light tackle spin because they fight hard. Once we have several in the boat we will head to another spot to use them as chum to bring in the Sharks.
Shark & Supper Combination Fishing Trip : During this 6 hour trip we will target sharks and other edible species that you can take home for dinner. Start time will be determined based on tides that particular day. Please note that all Sharks will be considered Catch & Release. Dinner species available would be Snappers, Grouper, Trout, and other species that are in season.
Location & Meeting: For the majority of our Shark Fishing excursions we will meet in the middle Florida Keys area of Marathon at Capt. Hook’s Marina.