Author: Bullbuster Team
Fishing For Blacktip Sharks
Blacktip sharks are one of the most common land-based shark fishing catches. They do not grow as big as many of the other sharks, however they can be great fun on medium to light tackle. Blacktip’s have become famous for their annual migration off the coast of singer island, but they can be found throughout the gulf coast and most of the east coast of the United States.
Below is a video of posted by Youtube personallity Josh Jorgensen of Blacktiph catching blacktips from the beach offshore Sebastien Inlet. Josh introduced the Blacktip as a gamefish to the world through his pioneering youtube channel.
The black “tip” on the tip of the dorsal fin, pectoral fins and others.
6/0-10/0 circle hooks (See Choosing Shark Hooks)
Shark Rig Materials:
3-4 feet of 19 wire with 10-12 feet of 400-500Lb grander leader material
Blacktip sharks have an impressive take, they usually make an extremely fast initial run. They are known to take long fast runs and often make some jumps while they are at it.
Important Tips For Release:
Small blacktips may be taken for table fare (however we recommend releasing them). Blacktips tend to bang themselves on the sand a lot due to their unbridled energy. When catching and releasing blacktips do not be hesitant to gain control of the fish as soon as you can, the faster the release the better the sharks chance of survival. (Find Out How To Prevent Shark Fatalities)
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