There are many species of shark in the waters around Key West, including black tip, bonnet head, bull, hammerhead, lemon, nurse and tiger sharks.
Many sharks are protected, so I treat them as catch and release. With light tackle you can bring them right up to the side of the boat for a picture, before we let them go. Be ready for a challenge, it’s not uncommon for sharks to weigh between 200 and 500 pounds.
You can catch them in a wide range of waters, but some of the best fishing I’ve found is in water between 10 and 20 feet deep.
Sharks are thought to be solo predators, but there are times you’ll see lemon sharks surround the boat in schools. When I chum the water with some fresh fish, there can be almost too many to count!
On every trip you’ll be expected to join in. From baiting the hooks to steering the boat, when you’re on a smaller charter you’re always in the middle of the action.