We had a group of guys out on the 6th of April for a little bit of Shark fishing in Islamorada. April is without a doubt one of the best months in the Florida Keys to have a shot and catching and releasing a big shark. Now there’s never a guarantee when going fishing, but if you try hard and put your time in you will be rewarded more times than not. We did some reef fishing in the morning and had some action with some small fish, but they all wanted something big, so big is what we went after the last couple hours. We had some fresh bonitos from earlier in the day day so we sent one down around wreck. It didn’t take long to get a bite, and I’m not sure what it was, but unfortunately we lost the fish after about 5 minutes. We re rigged and sent down a fresh bait. We didn’t have any bites so we tried one more drift. Again we didn’t have any more luck, but then all of a sudden a nice 8′ hammerhead swam behind the boat. He piled on the bait as we were winding it up. The fish made 3 good runs and then pulled good for about 30 minutes. After that we were able to get the leader and take a couple pictures in the water before releasing the nice hammerhead. Everyone was happy and it was a great way to end a day of Florida Keys Shark Fishing in April! send me an email if you’re ready to try for a big shark!
Spring time shark fishing is probably the best time for sharks in Islamorada. We catch them both far offshore as well as on the reef. Yesterday aboard the Bn’M we fished a wreck near the reef and wound up catching a bunch of mackerel and using a couple for bait. We had a young girl catch and release a nice bull shark that we estimated at 225 lbs. Her brother then wanted a turn and caught and released a massive 200 lb nurse shark. Today aboard the Bn’M we went to the deep blue sea in search of “jaws”. I had our good friends from Kentucky out, big Jimmy and Little Jimmy. Since Little Jimmy was down on spring break I wanted him to have a shot at catching something he would always remember. We went about 15 miles off the coast of Islamorada and caught a big 55 lb amberjack to start. We then fought another amberjack up to the boat but lost it boat side as a massive tiger shark chased it around. After that happened we filleted up the big amberjack we had and did a drift. Within 10 minutes we had a bite and Little Jimmy went in the chair. I wasn’t sure what type of shark it was since we didn’t see it eat the bait, but after a 30 minute tug of war we had a big 500 lb tiger shark boat side! We took some video and then released the shark to fight another day. Let me know when you want to get out for a florida keys shark fishing charter and we’ll set something up! Send me an email!