Sharks - June through September
During the summer months, Blacktips, Spinners, Sharpnose, Sandbars and other species of sharks enter the nearshore waters and sounds to feed on Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Menhaden and Stingrays. We can set up a shoal where these sharks congregate, and set out chum to bring them in close to the boat. The easiest way to catch these sharks is by soaking chunks of fresh bait on the bottom, but they will also occasionally eat lures and flies. These fish range from 20lbs to well over 200lbs. When hooked in extremely shallow water, these sharks will fight hard and make very long runs. A lot of times during the summer, the water will be clear enough to be able to see the sharks come in on the chum line and circle the boat before they take the bait. Another great shark fishing opportunity is fishing behind the nearshore Shrimp Trawlers. The wake of the trawlers is usually filled with hungry sharks that will inhale a fly or anything else tossed in their path. A third opportunity is shallow-water sight-casting flies to the Bonnethead sharks that come into our waterways during the summer. All sharks are released to fight another day.