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What Type of Amberjack Bait Will Give Me the Best Results?

July 10, 2020

The amberjack is one of the more popular Atlantic game fish, especially for people trying out deep water fishing for the first time on a charter fishing trip. There are a few species in the Atlantic that you’re likely to encounter if you’re using the right amberjack bait in Sarasota, FL: Greater amberjack: The largest of the amberjack varieties, they’re easily identified by the dark stripes that run from the nose to just in front of the dorsal fins. They’ll usually come in at 40 pounds or less. Lesser amberjack: The lesser amberjack has bigger eyes and a deeper body... View Article

The Best Way to Catch a Red Snapper

June 26, 2020

The red snapper is one of the most sought-after game fish in North American oceans. These large fish frequently come in at more than 10 pounds, and make a great introductory fish for angling in deeper water (100 feet or more). Interested in angling for red snapper for the first time? Here are a few tips that will help you learn how to catch a red snapper in Sarasota, FL and get the most out of your excursion: Find likely habitats and vary your depth: The presence of structure is more important than the depth where you’re fishing (to a... View Article

What Are the Best Spices and Herbs for Fish?

June 1, 2020

Fish is a delicious, often sustainable and versatile food that offers a lot of health benefits. Depending on the species, it’s a great way to get your omega-3 fatty acids and other essential nutrients for your health. So which herbs and spices taste good on fish caught in Sarasota, FL? Herbs and spices are a great way to enhance the natural flavor of your fish, although many varieties taste great with salt and pepper alone. Here are some of the most commonly-used flavorings for fish—use them separately or combine different herbs and spices for a gourmet meal: Dill: Dill is... View Article

Ocean Fish to Avoid Eating

May 18, 2020

The ocean is full of natural wonders, including the kind best appreciated by your taste buds. Fresh fish is a treat for many, especially when it’s fish you caught yourself. However, there are plenty of ocean fish that you either can’t eat or should otherwise avoid in Sarasota, FL. Some fish are full of heavy metals, pesticides and other substances that are harmful to our health, while others are overfished nearly to the point of extinction. Some species are part of the “bycatch” (the fish that are incidentally caught when targeting another species)—in fact, so many fish are bycaught that... View Article

The Cleaning and Sanitation of Boats

May 1, 2020

Fishing charters will continue at Charter Boat Shark until or unless we are ordered to no longer do so. We believe fishing is the best way to socially distance, and we wish to continue offering this diversion. Those who call often ask if our boats in Sarasota, FL are cleaned and sanitized, and the answer is an enthusiastic yes! We were doing this before COVID-19, and will continue to do so for the health and safety of all we serve. Here are six methods on how to sanitize a boat so it remains a COVID-free zone: Hot water: This is... View Article

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