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Sunset Shark Fishing

It's a fact: sharks feed most actively during dawn and dusk. As the sun wanes and the temperature begins to fall (even if only slightly), the shark bite picks up and the excitement along with it.

The gulf was rough as storms lingered off the coast for most of the day, but that didn't stop us from going out and making the most of the respite in boat traffic. With the water to ourselves we cruised for a bit to see if we could spot any rolling tarpon which proved fruitless so we decided to switch it up and target some gummy bears (aka sharks).

Having caught a couple of decent sized Jack Crevalle for bait, we posted up near some of the deeper channels off of Anna Maria Island, and it didn't take long before our lines started singing. Before we knew it we had brought four sharks to the side of the boat as the sun set capping off a great evening session (sunset side note: anytime the weather seems to be in the dumps, go to the beach and check out the sunset. It always seems to be even more breathtaking with a little weather in the mix (see pictures below). But, I digress.

As far as the recent fishing report is concerned, it has been on fire lately. The tarpon bite in the morning and evening has been pretty solid (for live bait I like pinfish and threadfin right now and DOA bait busters for artificial lures). Snook fishing is lights out as well along the beaches and in the passes (perfect time to do some fly fishing from the beach using small crystal shrimp and minnows or pilchards for live bait).

Don't take my word for it though; get out there and try it your yourself and have some fun--or book a trip online today!

Tight lines and I hope to see you out there!

Capt. Scott

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