Florida Keys shark’en adventure for Ruben’s 16th birthday

Captain’s Blog – March 20, 2010 – Marathon Florida Keys – It was a real treat for me to have Alec and Ruben Rosen on board for a shark’en adventure for Ruben’s 16th birthday!

We first headed to one of my go-to spots in the bay in search of lemon sharks.  Unfortunately, we saw only permit and some sea turtles.  

A quick change of course and we went Oceanside to the channel edge, where the action was red-hot with big sharks!  

In 90 minutes we caught two nice blacktips in the 100- to 120-pound range.  But the highlight of the day had to be the nurse sharks.  I know, I know.  Nurse sharks are typically considered a nuisance, but these were anything but.  The two we fought had to be the biggest I’ve ever seen.  One monster had to be at least 300 pounds and eight or nine feet long.  Its head was wider than my shoulders!  

Ruben was pretty quiet for most of the trip, but when he landed that big nurse, he said, “Holy cow” …. Or something to that effect!  

The photography from this trip is the talent of Florida Keys Fish Tales.

You may also be interested in the 7 Mile Marina Sharkathon and Shallow Water Angling for Sharks in the Florida Keys.

SeaSquared Charters practices 100% catch-and-release shark fishing and uses circle hooks to ensure all sharks are released unharmed to fight another day!

To book your shark’en adventure with us, please call 305.743.5305.  I guarantee you’ve never had more fun on light tackle!

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