By Capt. Mike Myers
Why would some crazy local guide be writing an article encouraging readers to go shark fishing in February? Well, I’m here to tell you something: Contrary to popular belief, shark fishing in Southwest Florida is most definitely a year-round sport. With this being one of the warmest winters in recent memory, learning to shark fish now would not be a bad idea. In a worst-case scenario, you’ll be ready for the summer free-for-all a few months early.
Now, I don’t want to put any false hopes in your minds. If you’re the kind of fishermen who only like the fast and furious shark fishing of summer, or you only consider fish over 100 pounds worth your time and effort, then winter sharkin’ may not be for you. But, if you’re the type of angler who just loves to bend a rod and the thought of a hard-fighting finned speedster on light tackle makes you tingle all over, then winter shark fishing might just be what you’ve been looking for — even though you’ll have to work for every run.
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