Tiger Shark Caught Off Fort Lauderdale Beach

2017-08-07 20:47:01
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Fort Lauderdale reefs
David Ide

A notable catch this past week as a beautiful tiger shark that we tagged and released. Rarely do we see tiger sharks in this shallow, but it does happen (no fences in the ocean). These amazing species of sharks can get up to 16 feet. They get their name from the dark stripes and spots you see on their body that resemble the tiger pattern.

Typically the Tiger shark is at the top of the food chain. Any species of fish is in trouble when hanging around a tiger shark. They have also been known to grab resting birds as well. A kind of bite and figure it out later type of shark. It has been recently said that Killer Whales are preying on the tiger shark, but this is a rather new occurrence.

Unfortunately, the tiger shark numbers have been on a major decline due to finning as have many other sharks. This has to come to end! Here at Lady Pamela we tag and release all tiger sharks to give our local scientist data on how to better protect them.

On the Drift Boat, we are getting our share of Gag Grouper, Yellowtail Snapper (at night), mutton snapper and porgys. The snapper fishing is absolutely solid as they are all over the reef now day and night ready to do their spawn.

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Beautiful Tiger Shark
Beautiful Tiger Shark

David Ide

About The Author: Captain David Ide

Company: Lady Pamela II

Area Reporting: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Bio: My name is Captain David Ide. I\'m a third generation fisherman, who grew up fishing south Florida’s famous waters. I run the Lady Pamela II and we take pride in catching our customers fish and letting them experience a thrill of a lifetime.

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