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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

Boating in the Middle of a Storm? Follow These Safety Tips

January 16, 2020

If you’re going to be going out in a boat, it’s important that you do plenty of pre-planning to ensure you remain safe during your excursion. Keep track of the weather in the days and weeks leading up to the trip so you have an idea of whether or not there are any storms that could affect your plans. You should also make sure you bring along all of the proper safety equipment and gear you need to stay safe in an emergency situation—such as boating during a storm in Sarasota, FL—and plan out the route you’ll be taking in... View Article

What Causes a Red Tide?

January 2, 2020

What is a red tide? Red tide is a condition in shoreline waters that is a result of algal blooms. During a red tide, there is so much algae that the water can start to change colors to a reddish hue. The result of this overabundance of algae is a depletion of oxygen in the affected waters, as well as a release of toxins into the water that can be harmful to animals and humans. There are several specific species of algae that are found throughout the United States that can cause this problem. There is Alexandrium fundyense, which is... View Article

December Is the Season for Pelagic Fish: What Are They?

December 11, 2019

In other spots in the country, the weather is chilly, and some places even have snow. Right now, it’s pelagic fish season in Sarasota, FL, and there are charters available to help you catch them. This means you still have opportunities to fish, and since it is warmer here, you also get to enjoy a holiday away from the cold conditions occurring elsewhere. Here is what you need to know about pelagic fish in Florida. Where to find them Pelagic fish get their name from where they come from: the pelagic zone. This is the part of the open sea... View Article

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