January Shark Fishing! Big Bull for Greg!

Well the new year is upon us and we hope to catch and release many big boys while shark fishing in Islamorada. Today I had my friend Greg from Chicago out on the Bn’M and we started out by reef fishing. We caught multiple species of fish but then I decided I wanted to get a big Florida Keys Shark for ol’ Gregor. I had some bonito’s in the fish box from a few days ago so we put one on the big circle hook Shark Rig and sent it to the bottom. We were fishing near a wreck, where this time of year there’s usually a few sharks around, and today there was the one we were looking for. Within about 10 minutes the 50 wide reel, with 80 lb tuf line braid, doubled over and was screaming drag! Greg got the rod belt on and went to work. After about a 15 minute tug of war we had a 7′ Bull Shark next to the boat! The shark weighed close to 250 lbs and put up a great fight. After a few pictures we released the big shark to fight another day! Book your Islamorada Shark Fishing Charter today!

islamorada bull shark

December Islamorada Shark Fishing

Islamorada is known as the ‘sportfishing capital of the world’ for good reason – we catch lots of world class gamefish here!  But one often overlooked species that we catch a whole lot of is sharks!  Shark fishing in islamorada can be done in the backcountry waters, gulf of mexico, or out in the atlantic ocean for the big monsters.  December florida keys shark fishing is a good bet for action!  In the backcountry, big bull sharks often swarm in the creeks and mouths wherever there is warm water run off.  In the gulf, look for large spinner/black tip sharks swarming with the schools of spanish mackerel!  These bad boys can pull some drag and will jump, spin, and try anything to get off the hook!  Islamorada shark fishing can slow down in the shallows in the winter time if the water is cold, but otherwise it is not to be overlooked!  If your interested in an islamorada shark fishing charter, feel free to contact me.  I can hook you up with either fishing in the backcountry shallows, or going offshore for the ‘big boys’ – makos, tigers, hammerheads!  Here’s some pictures of a couple big sharks caught offshore this december shark fishing.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk