University of Wisconsin Football Players Catch Hammerhead Shark

January 1, 2018

What a year of fishing we had in 2017!  Today is the first day of 2018 and we are extremely excited to get things underway including our prized sailfish season.  I would like to thank all our wonderful customers for choosing us last year and making us one of the top sportfishing fleets in the country not just Florida.  We have a lot of memories and look forward to creating new ones this year with new and repeat customers.

This past week we had the University of Wisconsin football team come aboard before their big bowl game with the University of Miami.  We knew these guys were strong so it was time to put them to the test and there is no better test than a 450 pound hammerhead shark!

As we got setup, I could tell that by the conditions we were going to get our fish, it was just a matter of when.  The current was streaming at about 2 knots which is very good for shark fishing.  This helps us get the scent out as well as funnel fish into our spread.  It wasn’t long before the clicker started to scream.  The close group of teammates did an amazing job putting the heat on this beautiful fish. It was an up and down battle, but eventually we got the fish to the boat for a tag and release.  Tagging sharks helps us to preserve not only the species, but all our oceans.  Sharks play an important role to conservation.

University of Wisconsin football team

It was all high fives and smile as we quickly got the fish back into the water and saw her swim away healthy.  The next time this fish is caught, the data will provide our research groups with information on migrations, size and a various other helpful behaviors of this great hammerhead shark.

As we look forward, I expect the fishing to be nothing short of fantastic this week.  We have north winds and another cold front that should push down even more fish into our area.  Now is the time to get your trip in where you can expect a range of catches including mahi, kingfish, sharks, sailfish, wahoo and even a chance at a white marlin!

Tight Lines,
Captain David

TESTIMONIALS

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