Shark Fishing

What is Shark Fishing?
One of the most popular Key West sport fishing charters, shark fishing trips are a huge hit with anglers of all ages and skill levels. Even better, sharks can be caught any day of the year.  The day starts off with some top water fishing for bait. Barracuda, Jacks, Bonito, Bluefish and other heavy bleeding fish will help attract the ultimate predator you’re looking to fight.  When the scent of blood from fresh kill is carried by the wind and tide, sharks will smell, taste and follow the blood trail from a very long way.  Sharks are very furious, aggressive fish and will put up quite a fight for survival so if you love the thrill and excitement of a challenge, Key West Shark fishing is a charter you’ll enjoy. Once the battle is over, the shark is released unharmed. In the case of a trophy catch, measurements and photos can be taken if the angler wants to get an accurate replica mount.

What Sharks are Biting?
American Sharp Nosed Shark
Black Tip Shark
Bonnet Head Shark
Bull Shark
Hammer Head Shark
Lemon Shark
Nurse Shark
Sand Shark
Spinner Shark
Tiger Shark

 

When are they Biting?

January – February – March – April – May – June – July – August – September – October – November – December
Key West Shark fishing charters are one of the most popular Florida Keys fishing charters. Sharks are prevalent all year round in this area. Key West Deep sea fishing is the most popular method to catch Shark but they can be caught while flats fishing and in the Marquesas Island area as well.

Tackle Used
Medium to heavy tackle (higher test line and heavier rods) with a combination of chum and bloody bait fish allows an angler to hook this apex predator. Belts and harnesses help bring this angry fish to the boat.  The tackle is adjusted as needed according to the species biting as well as water and wind conditions.