2 Sharks Caught at the Same Time on the Same Rig
Capt. Paul Roydhouse
April 14, 2015
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report
It was an awesome day of fishing aboard the Out of the Blue. We were shark fishing in 350ft of water, about a mile and a half off the Fort Lauderdale coast. We had 2 kites out with surface baits suspended and splashing, and 2 deep rods set with big baits in case a big shark swam by. We were sitting there with the baits set for just over an hour when the indicator buoy pulled under. It was a big bite, pulling a lot harder than the average shark bite. The fish took a major run of line off the reel before we could finally start gaining back on him.
We fought the fish for about 40 minutes before we got our first look at it. When the fish popped up on the surface, we couldn't believe our eyes. We were hooked into not 1 but 2 monster sharks, a hammerhead and a dusky. The hammerhead was an 8 footer and the dusky shark was just a hair under 7ft. Together, the fish weighed just under 400 pounds. In 20+ years of fishing Fort Lauderdale, I have never seen this happen. We took our pics of the sharks and released them. What an awesome catch!
The shark fishing is red hot in Fort Lauderdale this month. March, April and May are the best shark fishing months of the year and Fort Lauderdale has some of the best shark fishing in the world. It's all because of the Gulfstream current which brings a year round migration of these monsters right through out waters. If you're looking to hook into and catch a fish bigger than yourself, this is the month to come fishing. Good luck fishing everyone and tight lines.
Capt. Andy Roydhouse
sharks, sailfish, tuna, dolphin, wahoo or anything that bites
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