Atlantic Shark Fishing

A world of fast action--inshore and offshore--awaits mid-Atlantic sharkers.

Valuable Resource: Many species of sharks are protected, but even those that aren’t should be released. Ric Burnley
Sharking Grounds: The waters off the mid-Atlantic region offer some of the best chances to interact with a large pelagic shark species, including makos, threshers and blacktips, to name a few.
Exotic Catch: Although not rare, thresher sharks still provide a thrilling encounter. Capt. Jack Sprengel
Joe Mahler
Joe Mahler
Shark fishing calls for stout terminal tackle, from hooks to cable leaders and heavy-duty crimps. Big sharks can bite through almost anything and aren’t typically leader shy, so rig accordingly.
This track shows a tagged mako shark off Isla Mujeres in the Gulf of Mexico. Image provided by the Guy Harvey Research Institute.

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