Shark Fishing in Miami

Shark Fishing off Miami & Miami Beach is a great way to spend a half day, 3/4 day or full day charter. With the Gulf Stream current typically less than three miles off the beach, we are fortunate to have a wide variety of sharks migrating past our coast. On any given day shark fishing off Miami we may see Mako Shark, Hammer Head Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks, Thrasher Shark, Silky Shark, “Cuban” Night Shark, Sandbar Sharks, Blacktip Shark, Spinner Shark, Sharp Nose Sharks, Big Nose, Black Nose & maybe even the Great White Shark.

Shark Fishing Dead Bait Tactics

Deep sea fishing Miami and shark fishing on the Spellbound off Miami and Miami Beach is done in quite a few ways. One of my favorite shark fishing tactics is to use a medium bait like a tuna or mackerel. We rig the bait by first splitting the bait and removing the back bone. The bait will appear to be alive and swimming, while leaning a scent particle trail. We rig this bait with a 9/0 to 20/0 hook depending on the size of the bait. The leader is made of material as light as #8 wire and as heavy as double twisted #19 wire or stranded cable.

This bait can be deployed in many different ways. The first is on the top of the surface, held in place by a fishing kite. For more info about kite fishing see our information page on kite fishing strategies. The kite makes the bait appear to be jumping out of the water. We also fish this style bait on or just below the surface. The bait is placed behind the boat and set in the out riggers. We also fish this same bait in the middle of the water column. We lower the bait with a lead of one to three pounds and suspend the rig at a depth with a floating jug or balloon.

Shark Fishing in Miami

Shark Fishing off Miami & Miami Beach is a great way to spend a half day, 3/4 day or full day charter. With the Gulf Stream current typically less than three miles off the beach, we are fortunate to have a wide variety of sharks migrating past our coast. On any given day shark fishing off Miami we may see Mako Shark, Hammer Head Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks, Thrasher Shark, Silky Shark, “Cuban” Night Shark, Sandbar Sharks, Blacktip Shark, Spinner Shark, Sharp Nose Sharks, Big Nose, Black Nose & maybe even the Great White Shark.

Shark Fishing
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