Fishing for shark in Florida is one of the most thrilling types of private fishing charters offered at Ambush Fishing. To begin with, our shark charters typically head out in the evening to catch sharks when they are in active hunting mode. The darkness adds an aura of excitement all on its own, but once you start to see some fins or actually hook a shark on the line, the energy level really kicks into high gear!
Sharks In Florida
Shark fishing is a year-round sport in Florida. We are blessed with an abundance of large prey fish and are situated among many different fish migration routes. These different varieties of fish draw many different species of shark to our Port Canaveral waters.
Sharks are separated into 3 groups in Florida, which dictate whether you can harvest the shark or if it is catch and release only.
Group 1 sharks include the following 12 species and have no size minimums for harvest:
- Atlantic Sharpnose
- All species of dogfish and smoothhounds within the Genus Mustelus
Group 2 sharks include 8 species and have a minimum size limit of 54 inches from the tip of the snout to the middle of the forked tail fin. Group 2 species are:
- Oceanic whitetip
- Shortfin mako
The daily bag limit for both Group 1 and Group 2 is one shark per person per day, but there is also an overlapping vessel limit of two sharks, which means the charter will be limited to two sharks even if we have more than two anglers on board.
Group 3 consists of protected sharks that cannot be harvested. In general, anything not in group 1 or Group 2 should be released unharmed. The list includes:
- Atlantic angel (Squatina dumeril)
- Basking (Cetorhinus maximus)
- Bigeye sand tiger (Odontaspis noronhai)
- Bigeye sixgill (Hexanchus nakamurai)
- Bigeye thresher (Alopias vulpinus)
- Bignose (Carcharhinus altimus)
- Caribbean reef (Carcharhinus perezii)
- Caribbean sharpnose shark (Rhizoprionodon porosus)
- Dusky (Carcharhinus obscurus)
- Galapagos (Carcharhinus galapagensis)
- Great hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran)
- Lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris)
- Longfin mako (Isurus paucus)
- Narrowtooth (Carcharhinus brachyurus)
- Night (Carcharhinus signatus)
- Sandbar (Carcharhinus plumbeus)
- Sand tiger (Odontaspis taurus)
- Scalloped hammerhead (Sphryna lewini)
- Sevengill (Heptranchias perlo)
- Silky (Carcharhinus falciformis)
- Sixgill shark (Hexanchus griseus)
- Smalltail (Carcharhinus porosus)
- Smooth hammerhead (Sphyrna zygaena)
- Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)
- Whale (Rhincodon typus)
- White (Carcharodon carcharias)
Our captains are extremely knowledgeable about species, size limits, and safe catch-and-release procedures. You don’t need to be able to identify the sharks or familiarize yourself with current Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission rules and regulations – we handle all of that for you in our all-inclusive Port Canaveral shark fishing charters.
Experience The Thrill Of Florida Shark Fishing With Ambush Fishing
There is no easier way to experience shark fishing than through Ambush Fishing’s shark fishing charters. We can accommodate up to 6 people on our 36′ vessel. All charters are completely private – your group is the only group that will be on the boat – and all bait and gear is included. Our captains will take you right to the heart of the action and help you as little or as much as you need to ensure you get the shark fishing experience you are looking for.
Call Ambush Fishing at 321-626-0902 or contact us online to learn more about our shark fishing charters today!