I’ve caught some really nice sharks the last few weeks here while shark fishing in Islamorada. We caught and released a 150 lb hammerhead on the “hump” one day, and then a week later we released a 250 lb dusky shark on the “hump”. I’ve been doing quite a bit of swordfishing lately and we caught and released a rare big eye thresher shark which we hooked in 1600′ of water! I thought we had on a monster swordfish, but when the 5′ tail broke the surface I knew we had on the elusive thresher. They fight extremely hard and are beautiful creatures. We also caught and released another hammerhead the next day offshore of the florida keys. The Fall months are great months to go fishing for sharks in the florida keys, so send me an email if you’d like to get out. We see a lot of big dusky, silky, bull, and hammerhead sharks around the humps when we get our fall run of blackfin tuna.
Aboard the Bn’M I started out this morning heading to one of the humps offshore of Islamorada. There’s been some tuna around and whenever that’s the case there’s always a shot at a shark. We got to the hump and caught a few tuna right away. We put out one live tuna for shark bait and then one dead one and started drifting. After about 10 minutes we got a bite. We hooked up about a 100 lb hammerhead and 14 year old Garrett got in the Chair. We had a second bite we missed while battling his, but after a 15 minute fight we had his shark boat side and released it after a few quick pics. Later on in the afternoon we went swordfishing, and about 3 p.m. we hooked a mako shark down about 1200′! After a 20 minute fight and some great pics we released an estimated 175 lb mako shark. That was the first mako I have caught in 7 years, and my second ever! There should still be some shark around the next few months so let us know when you want to try to get out there for some Shark Fishing in the Florida Keys!