Thresher Sharks – A ‘Tail’ Of A Catch!

March 12, 2017

What a weekend! For those of you who had the chance to fish with me this weekend, I want to thank you as we hope you had just as good of a time as we did. Please read to the end of this report for your VIP coupon of the week to show my appreciation!

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The highlight of the week has been Thresher Sharks and Bluefin Tuna. If you have never seen one of these sharks in person, it is truly one one of the oceans coolest and a must catch bucket-list fish. With their enormous eyes as well as even bigger tail, these fish are pure hunters and they are very good at it unlike many sharks that are scavengers.

Thresher shark

A thresher shark will look for a school of baitfish and come up from below and wack it with the long tail in a furious manner. A quick circle and they come back to eat the stunned fish. This tail is extremely powerful and when we have these fish boatside we are very careful not to get smacked.

In this picture you can see the gigantic tail used for hunting prey:

As rare as these catches are, we actually caught and released 2 in the past few days. This is quite the trophy catch when it comes to big game fishing as well as targeting sharks. If you are looking to target sharks, now is your time as we are getting various other species such as big bulls, great hammerheads, and numerous other species.

Bluefin Tuna In South Florida?

Yep, you read right. I have been seeing a good amount of bluefins migrating south while we are out kite fishing or trolling the deep part of the edge. We will be looking for them a bit more aggressively this week and each boat has a large big game rod ready to go if we get the opportunity to feed one. Who’s going to reel it in?

Check out this one I got up north last year:

Bluefin Tuna

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Tightlines and Good Fishing,

Captain David


Awesome Tarpon Trip!

We booked Captain David to take us fishing inshore since my wife gets really seasick. He mentioned that the tide was really good on a particular date so we took it. My son caught his first tarpon about 50lbs along with a barracuda and we released a snook. The inshore waters of Fort Lauderdale are very scenic and Captain David showed us some amazing celebrities homes including Wayne Huizenga where we caught a tarpon right behind his house.  Very cool stuff.  David took measurements of the tarpon and my son now how it hanging in his room. The silver king!