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How Has COVID-19 Affected the Tourism Industry?

March 20, 2020

It’s the topic on everyone’s minds today: the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 seems to be affecting every aspect of our lives. But how is the tourism industry affected in Sarasota, FL? The relationship between coronavirus and tourism in Sarasota, FL is fairly intricate and complex, and continues to change each day. New policies and precautionary procedures that are being established nearly every hour are keeping this industry in flux. Following are a few projections of how this will play out in the near future and down the road. Foreign travel Much of the tourism in the United States is domestic travel,... View Article

Warm Waters Bring Blackfin Tuna and Kingfish

March 12, 2020

As the weather and waters get warmer, blackfin tuna and kingfish fishing in Sarasota, FL becomes easier to do closer to shore. In 2019, these species started showing up close to the shore in April, delighting fishers along the Florida coast. In fact, April is a popular month for kingfish fishing tournaments, where fish as big as 50 pounds have been caught. The warmer water brings bait schools closer to the shore, and where there is bait, kingfish and blackfin tuna follow. That means that people are able to catch these varieties fairly close to the shore in relatively shallow... View Article

It’s Time for Catch and Release and Catch and Keep Fishing!

February 27, 2020

Whether you’re looking for a catch and release or catch and keep fishing trip in Sarasota, FL, it’s important to know the state regulations about which fish you can hang onto and which will need to be returned to the water. Catch and release programs are designed to keep certain species’ populations thriving, so that fishing for food doesn’t threaten their longevity. Fishing season has officially begun, and Charter Boat Shark is here not only to guide you through the waters, but to help you learn which fish you’ll be eating for dinner and which are better left for a... View Article

How to Make the Most of Fishing for Mackerel

February 8, 2020

Mackerel is an abundant summertime species that can be caught for eating, bait or sport. They’re some of the fastest fish around, and other fish can’t resist them when used as bait. If you’re heading fishing for mackerel from a boat in Sarasota, FL, you’re sure to enjoy the experience. What is mackerel? Mackerel is an umbrella term for a variety of different pelagic fish (meaning they live neither close to the bottom nor the shore). Many varieties travel together in large shoals, making them ideal to catch quickly in order to use as bait for other fish, such as... View Article

What Does Grouper Fishing Involve?

January 25, 2020

Grouper are one of the most common game fish off the coast of Florida, present in both deep and shallow waters. Fishers love grouper because they not only taste good, but they put up just enough fight to make the catch exciting. Are you interested in learning how to fish for grouper in Sarasota, FL? Read on, and then book a grouper fishing expedition with Charter Boat Shark. Where to find grouper Grouper typically live close to the bottom of the ocean, usually around some sort of structure like a coral reef or a shipwreck—so if you’re looking for them,... View Article

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