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Thread #158750   Message #3757522
Posted By: gillymor
10-Dec-15 - 05:15 PM
Thread Name: BS: Forget the dog get a Gator
Subject: RE: BS: Forget the dog get a Gator
#, shark populations in the Keys have been in steady decline for a long time, so much so you that it's hard to think of the region as shark-infested anymore. There are catch and release regulations on many species now.
I go camping in the state parks down there about twice a year and see plenty of 2-3' Lemon sharks and some larger Nurse sharks prowling the flats where I fish, neither of which is a threat to man. On rare occasions I'll see a large Bull shark or a Black tip come rocketing up out of a deep channel adjacent to a flat chasing a school of fish but they turn right around and head back to the depths. I always keep a fresh change of undershorts in my dry bag for such moments.
Lemon sharks can be a godsend when bonefish are being difficult as they are easy to hook and almost as fast as bones.