Shark! Just the word strikes fear into people that enjoy the water. Some folks were afraid to merely take a shower years after the movie Jaws. Sharks are the ultimate predator. With speed, power and brute strength matched with the keenest sense of smell the Shark deserves its title as the ultimate predator.

Sharks everywhere

florida keys mako shark
Mako Shark caught in the Florida Keys

Here in the Florida Keys and Key West we have an abundance of sharks, each of them unique in their own way. With as many species of sharks the Florida Keys enjoys yet another fishery that makes it more impressive as the Sportfishing capitol of the world. The species one can expect to target here are: Bull Sharks, Lemon Sharks, Bonnet head sharks, Black tip Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Spinner Sharks, American Sharp nosed Sharks and Nurse Sharks… just to name the more popular species.

Where we go fishing for sharks here in Islamorada

Shark fishing charters are mostly done in the shallows near the flats and near shore reefs all up and down the Florida Keys. There are few things that will get an anglers heart pounding faster than a 300lb Bull shark swimming right up to take the bait off the surface just feet away from the boat. Shark fishing is also done around the bridges and in the channels both day and night. Ask your guide when you contact him where, when and how he or she fishes.

Lots of Shots!

Shark fishing may be one of the more rewarding fishing charters available with a catch ratio much greater than our other sport fish species. For example a 4 hour charter generally will offer shots at 3 or 4 big Sharks. For an angler who wants to tangle with something really big Shark fishing may be the way to go for your day on the water.

No Experience Required!

Experience is not necessary for shark fishing here in the Keys. The guides we have listed all cater to all levels of experience and show you how to catch the fish of a lifetime. This is a great experience for kids ages 4 and up. Shark fishing guides can adjust the size of the fish to make it easier or harder but always a rewarding experience for a new angler. Bring your camera.

Quality Fishing Tackle

The tackle used is up to the angler. The choices include Fly Fishing, Spin Fishing with Plugs and Artificial lures and Heavy Tackle baited rods for the larger more aggressive species. All of our shark fishing guides will have what you need to land the big one.

Release Sharks for tomorrow’s enjoyment!

Treatment of these animals is the shark fishing guides responsibility and each one does it differently. Most Florida Keys fishing guides all release sharks that are caught for sport so they can live to play again and handling them near the boat is done in the best interest of the shark.