Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Matlacha Sharks

Sharks are becoming a common sight on the flats of Matlacha Pass right now, especially during the evening low tides.  Pictured above are anglers Cody and Brooke Treutel with a small blacktip and bonnethead that they caught on live bait just north of the island.  The blacktip hit a chunk of cut pinfish and the bonnethead ate a live shrimp.  Sharks are a great species to target when the tarpon aren't cooperative.  They can be caught on very light spinning rods and will even hit flies if they're chummed properly.  Just make sure you release them all.  None of these sharks are all that good to eat no matter what anyone says.