Why Is Shark Fishing in Florida So Popular Right Now?

Why Is Shark Fishing in Florida So Popular Right Now?

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Why Is Shark Fishing in Florida So Popular Right Now?

Shark fishing in Florida is one of our most popular charter trips right now, with families, friends and expert anglers all desperate to get their hands on an epic catch.

When our phone rings and we hear “we want to catch a shark”, we get hyped knowing it’s our chance to make a dream a reality. If that sounds like something you relate to, this is your chance!

We highly advise anyone looking to go shark fishing in Florida to pre-book to avoid missing out.

Year-Round Fishing – Even in Winter!

As the temperatures drop, it can become harder to catch a large number of fish species. But sharks are active all year round!

If you want to go Shark fishing in Florida this winter, you’re also fortunate to be in the best location. With our mild winters, the water temperatures are more than warm enough to keep sharks swimming in our known hotspots.

The Perfect Christmas Present

If you’re stuck on Christmas gift ideas, look no further.

Discovering on Christmas Day that you’ll be going to catch a shark soon is a gift unlike any other.

Our phone is constantly ringing around this time every year for shark fishing in Florida. That’s because it’s perfect for all ages and skill levels.

  • Something special for Dad or Grandpa?
  • Want to WOW the kids?
  • A family day out that will create lasting memories?

Treat them to a trip hunting a beast!

Memories That Last a Lifetime

Shark fishing in Florida creates simply unforgettable memories. Sharing time with your family or best buddies out on the water, away from the distractions of everyday life is unbeatable!

We guarantee it will live long in the memory, from the bonding moments to when you reel in an icon of the ocean. Shark fishing in Florida is regarded as a bucket list experience.

Isn’t that what life is all about?

Confidence Building and Family Friendly

Shark fishing is unlike anything else you’ve experienced before. This is especially true for kids. We’ve set out on trips where kids have seemed shy and withdrawn, but become alive when they see the shark.

Once they get their hands on the shark, it’s a real sense of achievement. It’s validation that you can achieve something incredible if you set your mind to it and work hard.

It can also be a great example of teamwork. We often have one kid holding the rod, the other holding the reel and another holding the handle!

We regularly have parents dropping us an email months later, telling us that their shark fishing in Florida trip was a turning point for their kids’ self esteem.

See Sharks Up Close!

Yes, you can go see sharks in an aquarium. But those fish aren’t swimming freely and you have to look at them from behind glass, with cell phone flashes going off and without that fresh ocean air.

But on our shark fishing trips in Florida, you can get your eyes (and hands) on the real deal! Who knows what you’ll reel in? But one thing is for sure; you cannot get closer to sharks than this. You can’t beat it.

We love seeing the look of amazement on our guests’ faces when the shark surfaces. Studying the fish in all its beauty, you’ll connect with nature in a truly unique way.

Great Variety – Dozens of Species!

Did you know there are over 500 different species of sharks in the world? Here in Florida, we’re surrounded by some of the biggest and most beautiful out there.

Here are just some of the sharks you could catch on our Florida shark fishing charters:

Shark Name Description
Blacktip Shark Timid, 5-6ft with an iconic shark look
Bonnethead Shark Perfect for kids, unique heads. Around 2-4ft
Bull Sharks Aggressive predators! 6-8 ft. Be brave!
Shortfin Mako Sharks Deep-sea sharks, extremely fast swimmers. Up to 12ft long!
Fine Tooth Sharks Challenging and iconic. 5-6ft.
Thresher Sharks Truly stunning appearance. Big purple eyes. 10-15ft!
Sharp Nose Cute, baby-sized sharks perfect for kids.
Spinner Sharks Jumping, feisty beasts!

Want to hunt for a specific shark? Let our captains know in advance and we’ll head to the known hotspots to lure in a legend!

We always go after the right kind of shark for each guest, making each trip as much fun for everyone!

Shark Trips Are Action-Packed!

Although you might have to wait a bit to get to the prime shark locations, we always keep the show running by luring in smaller varieties of fish on the way out – such as Spanish mackerel.

But once the shark strikes the bait, the action is fast-paced and they tend to surface pretty quick!

This all makes for an action-packed day out on the water that all ages and skill ranges can enjoy.

Get a Picture to Brag About!

Let’s be honest; everyone wants a photo with their family or friends holding a shark! Some of our other Florida fishing charters offer great photos too, but few fish compare to a shark.

These photos will do more than just bring in Instagram likes, though – they act as family treasures and can be displayed in your living room for decades.

It’s More than Just Sharks

On our recent Florida shark fishing trip, we spotted some dolphins playing in the water, so we turned off the engines and sat for some time watching them.

This is just one example of the surprises in store on a shark fishing trip!

Do We Release the Sharks?

Yes, we know exactly how to handle and release all our catches safely back into the water. We know and comply with all FWC fishing regulations, protecting shark species and our guests.

Where to Catch Sharks in Florida?

We know all the hotspots for catching sharks in Florida, year-round. In our opinion, St. Pete Beach and the deep-seas surrounding there are an ideal place for anyone looking to go shark fishing in Florida.

For those bigger sharks, we’ll stop off over reefs or other structures in deep waters and start chumming to bring them in.

When Is the Best Time to Catch a Shark in Florida?

Really any time you can get out on the water! You could argue the warmer summer water is more ideal, but in reality, you’ll find sharks in Florida from January to December.

Book a Shark Fishing Charter in St. Pete Beach, Florida

Want to go shark fishing in Florida? Let’s go! We welcome all skill and age ranges, from beginners to experts and kids to parents.

With dozens of shark species to catch, this is your chance to have the adventure of a lifetime. We guarantee a catch!

Our captains have decades of experience in local Florida waters and will make your trip safe, educational and most of all, fun!

CALL or TEXT YACHTFISH Fishing Charters today: (727) 433-4200

Let’s go fishing!

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Matt Douglas

Matt Douglas

Captain Matt Douglas is the founder of YACHTFISH and is a licensed United States Coast Guard 100 ton Master Captain. Captain Matt grew up on the waters of Tampa Bay and lived and worked in Costa Rica for over 11 years. He has extensive experience in Central America, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas and Florida. Captain Matt is a tournament-winning captain who has an intense passion for boating, fishing and creating life time memories for his Clients. These passions, combined with his experience, were the catalysts for YACHTFISH. Captain Matt is laser-focused on what he enjoys the most, and knows the best, in Tampa Bay and Costa Rica.
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