January 2014 Sharkin’

Sorry I haven’t been updating the blog as much as I should have lately. We get rolling in our fishing season and just don’t get around to it as much as we should. The good news is there’s been plenty of sharks out there to catch the last few weeks! We have been fishing aboard my boat, the Bn’M II. Way offshore on the humps there has been some big dusky sharks. We had a 14 year old kid catch and release a 300 lb dusky shark at the end of December. The Shark fishing near the reef has been good for the Bull Sharks. They are big bruisers and great fighters! We let one go around 200 lbs we caught on stand up tackle a few days ago, and the week before that we also let go another big bull shark around the same size. There’s also been some small atlantic sharpnose sharks on the reef too. They are fun little fighters on light tackle! Send me an email at bnmcharters@gmail.com when you are ready to go catch your monster shark!

Capt. Nick Stanczyk


4-20-13 Tiger and Bull Shark combo!!!

Well the Michigan Men came back down on 4-20-13 for a shot at a monster shark! And they were glad they did. We started out the day by catching live blue running for amberjack bait. Then we caught a few amberjacks up to 50 lbs for shark bait. After that it was out to the deep water and we set up a drift with two rods for giant florida keys sharks! It didn’t take long to get a bite, maybe 10 minutes and we were hooked up. It was a 45 minute battle but then we caught and released an estimated 500 + lb tiger shark! They were thrilled! We kept islamorada shark fishing but no more luck out deep. We then decided to head back towards the reef and try for some other smaller sharks. We hooked up a bull shark out first drift near a wreck, but unfortunately pulled the hook about 20 feet away. We didn’t give up though and after another hour of fishing we caught and released a healthy bull shark pushing 200 lbs! The day came to an end after that but everyone was happy and they got to see “jaws”. Shark fishing in the Florida Keys is best in the Spring time for the giants, but there’s always a few around all year! Email me to book a shark fishing charter aboard the Bn’M!

Capt. Nick Stanczyk