What's the best time to catch sharks?
Shark fishing near Miami, FL
I can't tell you the number of times I've been asked, what's the best time of day to catch a shark. In fact, we get a lot of calls from many anglers who want to go shark fishing at night. It's true, sharks do feed at night, but they also feed in the morning, in the middle of the day, in the afternoon... catch my drift?
My opinion, and one shared by many of our captains, is that sharks feed all the time. They are expert hunters and they are always on the move. If something triggers one of their senses, particularly their sense of smell, these monsters are going to feed.
Many large predators operate this way. And it's based out of necessity. Something that large needs a lot of energy to operate and it's aim is to use as little energy as possible in the process. If a shark senses an easy meal, it's going to eat.
Another factor to consider is your own satisfaction. Would you rather catch a shark in the day time when you have a chance of seeing it swim around stalking the bait, or at night when it's just part of the black darkness around you? I'll take daytime.
VIP Fishing Charters operates shark fishing charters in Miami and throughout Florida.