After a number of false starts the water temps have finally reached 80 after getting knocked back each week for several weeks. The first big push of tarpon came in on the 18th or so. The warm water has presented a lot of opportunities for Sharks in the Bay, as heavy persistent winds block much of the access to the Gulf for much of April 21017.
Black Tip Sharks are fun to catch especially on light tackle. They do everything you could ask of a game fish with multiple runs and jumps.
At anytime you can encounter a tarpon crashing the action. These sharks have been running 2-3 feet but the bigger 30-40 and up to 70 lb Black Tips along with the full complement of Bulls, Hammerheads and Lemons are following the tarpon.
If you have young men in your family, the allure of sharks is a powerful one. Here a few pics from recent trips.