Shark fishing is easily accesible. We are lucky here in Miami & Miami Beach as the deep water is so close to shore that we have the opportunity to successfully fish for all kinds of pelagic Big Game Sharks. Hammer Head Shark, Mak0 Shark, Thresher Shark , Tiger Shark, Bull Shark, Silky Shark, Cuban Night Shark, Sandbar Shark, BlackTip Shark are just a few of the sharks the we encounter on our Deep Sea Sport Fishing Charters.
We have many different methods of shark fishing. We use live and dead bait in the kite. We use large whole fish such as tuna on the bottom or close to the bottom. We also fish a midwater “jug” bait. This is usually a smaller whole fish like a mackerel or bonita. All of these methods work well. We chose which tactics depending on the time of year, winds & currents. No matter which rod gets hit, its always a violent and exiting strike. The rod bends down as fast and hard as it can and line explodes off the reel… You will have to charter us to find out the rest of the story!
Sharks are a group of fish characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton, five to seven gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head. Modern sharks are classified within the clade Selachimorpha (or Selachii), and are related to the group to the rays. Although, the term “shark” has also been used for extinct members of the subclass Elasmobranchii outside the Selachimorpha, such as Cladoselache and Xenacanthus. Under this broader definition, the earliest known sharks date from more than 420 million years ago.
Since then, sharks have diversified into more than 470 species. They range in size from the small dwarf lanternshark (Etmopterus perryi), a deep seaspecies of only 17 centimetres (6.7 in) in length, to the whale shark (Rhincodon typus), the largest fish in the world, which reaches approximately 12 metres (39 ft). Despite its size, the whale shark feeds only on plankton, squid, and small fish by filter feeding. Sharks are found in all seas and are common down to depths of 2,000 metres (6,600 ft).