Shark fishing is probably
your biggest bang for your buck
when it comes to fun fishing. Black tip sharks, Bull Sharks,
lemon sharks, reef sharks, hammerhead, and nurse sharks are
a legitimate possibility on every trip.
fish in the beautiful Florida Keys backcountry, day or night,
is always a treat. No matter what the weather conditions are,
there is always a spot in protected waters where you can chum
up some sharks. And while you are at it, there are usually
plenty of other species that are willing to take a bite of
your shark rig. Live bait is the preferred method,
but some of the biggest sharks have been caught on frozen
or cut bait. Steel leaders, big hooks, and heavy duty rods
and reels are the tools of choice.
Great trophies, mounting is easily accommodated.
Groupers and snappers are usually caught at the reef or on
some of the numerous wrecks in the Gulf of Mexico. Big fish
eat little fish out here in the wild, so once again, live
bait is the preferred method ofhooking
up. However, some monster groupers and snappers have been
caught on frozen shrimp and squid. Live pinfish are like candy
to the big groupers, and are easy to fill the live-well with.
Believe it or not, occasionally we troll the reefline with
diving lures. When we do hook up, it is almost always a keeper.
Freelining live shrimp for yellowtail snapper is always a
sure way to fill the fishbox with that nights dinner.