Ah, shark fishing! Now you’re talking about one of the most thrilling adventures we can offer off the coast of Panama City Beach. Florida’s warm waters are home to a variety of shark species, and they offer a truly exhilarating challenge for anglers.
The sharks we typically encounter here include Bull Sharks, Hammerheads, Blacktips, and sometimes even Tiger Sharks. The size of these creatures varies greatly. Some are just a few feet long, while others, like the Bull Shark and Tiger Shark, can grow to over 10 feet long and weigh several hundred pounds.
Our largest shark to date is a 14 ft. hammerhead that took us 4 hours to land and was estimated at 800 pounds.
Shark Fishing Details:
- 4-hour, 6-hour, 8-hour, 10-hour, or 12-hour trips
- Sharks are in the 6 to 10 ft. range.
- Takes Time and Patience
- Fighting sharks can be 10 min or over Four hours
- Bull sharks are the most common in PCB
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What Time of Year is Good for Shark Fishing in Florida?
When we set out specifically for shark fishing, we usually go during the warmer months, when sharks are most active in the Gulf of Mexico. We’ll typically head out in the late afternoon or evening because many shark species are most active during the twilight and nighttime hours.
What is it like to go Shark Fishing?
In terms of bait, we generally use larger, oily fish such as mackerel or bonito. The scent of these fish in the water is incredibly enticing for sharks. Depending on the size of the shark we’re targeting, we might even use a whole fish as bait.
The tackle we use for shark fishing is heavy-duty. We’re talking about very strong rods and reels, high-test line, and wire leaders to prevent the sharks from biting through.
Safety is always a top priority, and handling these powerful creatures requires a high degree of expertise.
When a shark bites, the fight that follows is unlike any other in sport fishing. It’s a test of strength and endurance, and it requires a lot of skill to bring a large shark alongside the boat. But don’t worry, our captain will be there to guide you every step of the way.
Most species we catch must be released due to regulation. If you do catch a legal species, we give you the choice to harvest that fish.
Catch and release is typically practiced for shark fishing to ensure the preservation of these incredible creatures. We handle these creatures with care and respect, minimizing stress during their release back into the water.
Fishing for sharks isn’t for the faint of heart, but for those seeking the thrill of a big catch, it’s an unforgettable experience. Out here in the Gulf of Panama City Beach, we’re lucky to have such a diverse and exciting range of fishing opportunities.
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