Author: Team Ninja Sharkers
Caught A Beautiful Lemon And BlackTip Shark Late Afternoon
Hit a beach with my buddy JD. We put out a good spread in the late afternoon and were feeling pretty confident as a lot of bait was swimming by. As we were receiving a pizza delivery at the beach JD tells me he is on. I didn’t even hear the hit. He is hooked up on his 80W. The Shark is running in a lot and he soon lands a Small Blacktip Shark. We take a couple of quick pics and let the Tipper go. JD takes out a fresh bait and we are out solid with 4 baits again.
Hours pass now and it’s pretty slow. My 12/0 with Bullbuster 125LB Monofilament with Whole Bonito out for bait got picked up. The Shark ran in spit the bait out and never came back. I feel I still have bait so I left it out. I don’t have too much confidence in the 12/0 at this point. Then my 14/0 with an AJ head gets picked up very slowly. Almost Nurse Shark like but it’s not a Nurse. After I let it run I hook up and I’m on but now I am stuck on bottom. Eventually I get unstuck but I reel in my bait and there is not much left. It’s getting late so I start packing up. As I am packing up I hear JD calling my name. I think he is the one getting hit on a Big AJ head but he says it’s the 12/0.
"I was pretty shocked"
I was pretty shocked. He says solid hit man he’s been going steady. JD hands me the rod and I set up on the Shark. I can feel this Shark is heavy. It makes one decent run and then it’s a stale mate. It’s a heavy fight. After a good heavy battle we begin to see the Shark. We think it might be a Big Bull or Lemon. As it gets closer it’s a Big Lemon Shark. Thinking this Big Lemon is pregnant we keep the Shark in shallow water and quickly take a few good pics. The Lemon measured out at 8’7 with a huge girth. We take her out and she swims off strong into the deep. Another good night with a good friend doing something we truly enjoy and have a passion for.
Luis, Tight Lines!
How To Shark Fishing Articles
Proper Hook Placement For Landbased Shark Fishing - This article talks about (and shows you with pictures) how to hook your baits in order to get more hookups. (This article talks mostly about J-Hooks we prefer if you use circle hooks, we will be putting up an article on that soon.
The 5 Best Landbased Shark Fishing Baits- Ever wonder what the best baits for landbased shark fishing are? Here are a few that will get the job done everytime.
Catching Sharkbait From Florida Keys Bridges - Team Ninja sharkers shows you how its done. Catch big cudas from keys bridges. (Don't forget that there are some new barracuda regulations in Florida though)
Landbased Shark Fishing Culture
How To Get Started In The Landbased Shark Fishing World- This article gives you some rules of thumb to conserve the sport for years to come, some communities to join, and some people to talk to if you are just starting out with landbased shark fishing.
Shark Fishing In Our Roots- This article talks about some of the original Bullbuster team members and how they got into shark fishing, as well as how shark fishing evolved for them over the years.
Shark Fishing (A Look Back In The Logs) - This article written by Bullbusters founder talks about the history of landbased shark fishing, specifically the South Florida Shark Club, and how the right to sharkfish is often tested and must be protected. It also is why as a member of the sport you must remember that you are an ambassador for all shark fishermen, and when you do something at your beach it affects many other anglers in the sport.
Landbased Shark Fishing Reports
We Help Millions Of Anglers Spend More Time Fishing
We hope that you enjoyed this article on the Bullbuster Community. It is our mission to help millions of anglers spend more time fishing and that starts with YOU!
Tour Our Factory Below