4-6-13 Nice Hammerhead Shark aboard the Bn’M!

We had a group of guys out on the 6th of April for a little bit of Shark fishing in Islamorada. April is without a doubt one of the best months in the Florida Keys to have a shot and catching and releasing a big shark. Now there’s never a guarantee when going fishing, but if you try hard and put your time in you will be rewarded more times than not. We did some reef fishing in the morning and had some action with some small fish, but they all wanted something big, so big is what we went after the last couple hours. We had some fresh bonitos from earlier in the day day so we sent one down around wreck. It didn’t take long to get a bite, and I’m not sure what it was, but unfortunately we lost the fish after about 5 minutes. We re rigged and sent down a fresh bait. We didn’t have any bites so we tried one more drift. Again we didn’t have any more luck, but then all of a sudden a nice 8′ hammerhead swam behind the boat. He piled on the bait as we were winding it up. The fish made 3 good runs and then pulled good for about 30 minutes. After that we were able to get the leader and take a couple pictures in the water before releasing the nice hammerhead. Everyone was happy and it was a great way to end a day of Florida Keys Shark Fishing in April! send me an email if you’re ready to try for a big shark!

Capt. Nick Stanczyk