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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!

Now on to the report…

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


What An Adventure!

I never leave reviews, but we had such a good time, I wanted to share with others. Captain David and his guys are top notch, you can tell as soon as you pull up that you have booked a great trip. We went out with them in April 2015 and we were told this was one of the best months for fishing off South Florida. The captain decided to fly kites (amazing!) to dangle baits so that the fish can’t see the hooks. I have never seen this, but it was amazing to see them do it. Within a few minutes we had a first sailfish on and then another hit. A double header! We landed both fish and the day went on just like that. We were watching the baits dangle on the surface all day.  Other boats in the area were “trolling” and weren’t catching any. David said it was because the water was so clear that it was important to kite fish.  I highly recommend booking them.

Todd Yurke