Many people love to target sharks because they are large, powerful, and look cool. Our wrecks hold lots of sharks, hoping for an easy meal. Usually, if the sharks are very aggressive and keep eating our quarry before the customer can get it to the boat we will move on to another wreck instead. But sometimes our customers want to catch a shark instead!
Sharks are VERY strong and they fight VERY hard. If you are up for the challenge let your Captain know! Just remember catching a Shark can take anywhere from 45 minutes to several hours, depending on how large the shark is. For this reason, you should make it clear how much of your fishing time you want to dedicate to catching a shark!
If you are planning to fight a shark we highly recommend you get plenty of rest the night before and bring some friends along to help take turns fighting the beast! Depending on the type of shark you catch, some can be kept, but others are required by law to release.
A Bullshark caught on a wreck.
In the late spring, the Gulf stream can push in pretty close to land, creating a highway of warmer fast-moving water that pelagic fish tend to migrate in. In the event the current has pushed in too close to the wrecks, wreck fishing will not be possible, due to the strong flow of water. The ideal current for wreck fishing is under one knot for a nice steady drift.
What is good about this, however, is that it usually means Sailfish and other pelagic species come pouring through in great numbers allowing us to have awesome offshore catches within 5-10 miles from land! Most of Captain Marty Lewis’ record-breaking Sailfish days have occurred during this very type of event.
In conclusion, the Spring is a wonderful time to come fishing in the Florida Keys, and Wreck fishing is an excellent option to get on some big fish without having to go very far offshore. As with all saltwater fishing, you never know what you are going to catch until you get out there, and that is half the fun!
If you are looking to have a springtime adventure with the Main Attraction crew pickup the phone and give us a ring at (305)-289-0071 or visit our contact page to get in touch with us.