1-9-13 January Shark Fishing

I got out today with some friends shark fishing in Islamorada for a couple hours. Since I was a young kid I always enjoyed fishing for sharks. We were fishing the flats this afternoon and caught half a dozen sharks, including 5 bonnet heads and 1 atlantic sharpnose shark. These aren’t giant sharks by any means, maybe 3′ was the biggest, but still a good fight on light 15 lb spinning tackle. We were using shrimp for bait. We also hooked what we believe was a big lemon shark, but we were a little under tackled to catch the big one and he dumped the reel before we locked up the drag and broke the leader. There’s always some action to be had while doing Islamorada Shark Fishing, so come give it a try soon!

bonnet head shark
bonnet head shark

1-3-13 Islamorada Shark Fishing

We had Dave and his sister in law Deb out for a full day yesterday, and planned on a little shark¬†fishing in the Florida Keys. They said they would like to catch anything so I figured we could try some Islamorada Shark Fishing during the beginning of the trip. We sent down a little tunny (aka bonito) for bait in the first spot, but didn’t have any bites. Our next spot was out a little deeper, and we set up a kite with a live blue runner in 200′. Within about 20 minutes we had a 5 foot hammer head shark circling the bait. After a little chase the shark ate the bait and Dave was hooked up. We had the shark on 20 lb test so we had to play him out. After a 15 minute fight Dave had his first ever hammer head shark by the boat. We took a couple quick pictures and then removed the hooks from the shark, ¬†that way it didn’t impede any future feeding of the shark. We put the shark back in the water and released him, he swam off healthy right away! We catch sharks all year long in Islamorada so book your Islamorada Shark Fishing Charter Today!

Islamorada hammerhead shark
Islamorada hammerhead shark

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