Category Archives: Blacktip Shark

Captiva Fishing, Sharks, April 9, 2017

Blacktip Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, April 9, 2017
Blacktip Shark, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, April 9, 2017

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Blacktip Shark!

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Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, April 9: Blacktip Shark, catch & release; latest Red Tide Reportbetter water moving north of Sanibel up through Captiva & North Captiva.  Please click here to Book A Charter or call 239-472-8658.  Click here for College Of Fishing Hats & Apparel.

“The blacktip shark has a stout, fusiform body with a pointed snout, long gill slits, and no ridge between the dorsal fins. Most individuals have black tips or edges on the pectoral, dorsal, pelvic, and caudal fins. It usually attains a length of 1.5 m (4.9 ft).

Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Wednesday, August 10, 2016.
Blacktip Shark, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Wednesday, August 10, 2016.

Swift, energetic piscivores, blacktip sharks are known to make spinning leaps out of the water while attacking schools of small fish. Their demeanor has been described as “timid” compared to other large requiem sharks. Both juveniles and adults form groups of varying size. Like other members of its family, the blacktip shark is viviparous; females bear one to 10 pups every other year. Young blacktip sharks spend the first months of their lives in shallow nurseries, and grown females return to the nurseries where they were born to give birth themselves. In the absence of males, females are also capable of asexual reproduction.

Normally wary of humans, blacktip sharks can become aggressive in the presence of food and have been responsible for a number of attacks on people. This species is of importance to both commercial and recreational fisheries across many parts of its range, with its meat, skin, fins, and liver oil used. It has been assessed as Near Threatened by the IUCN, on the basis of its low reproductive rate and high value to fishers.”  More background here.

Captiva Fishing, Blacktip Shark 4-4-15, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.
Captiva Fishing, Blacktip Shark 4-4-15, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Captiva Island, Saturday, April 8: Redfish; latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom and Red Tide Reportfor more photos and/or fishing reports from our other Captains’ boats from other marinas, please also visit our SanibelFort MyersSeashell & ShellingFlorida Fishing Report and Cuban Fishing sitesPlease check here for Live Sanibel Traffic Cams.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, April 7, Family Fishing, Captiva Island; snook;  latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom & Water Quality Report and Red Tide Reportmostly winter fishing now, sheepshead, small snook, sharks.

We’re big advocates of catch and release, particularly for snook, but pretty much for most species.  Only take what you are going to eat, and a lot of fish are better off as sportfish, even if they are in season.  Our motto is let ‘em get bigger and catch ‘em again!

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Thursday, April 6, Family Fishing, Captiva Island; love the photo above – a picture is worth 1,000 words; latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom & Water Quality Report and Red Tide Report; still some tarpon in the bay; book a Sanibel & Captiva fishing charter or North Captiva fishing or Cayo Costa Islands shelling charter, and we’ll have a lot of fun!

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We’re located at Castaways Marina, Santiva, Sanibel Island, just before the Blind Pass bridge to Captiva Island.

Whether you’re a longtime customer who has fished with us for many years or a first-time customer, expert fisherman or just a family with young children out to catch fish and have fun, you are going to enjoy being out in the boat with Hank and me!  We greatly appreciate your friendship and business!

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, April 5, 2017: Big, Healthy, Snook, catch & release; latest Sanibel fishing Algal Bloom & Water Quality Report and Red Tide Report;  we grew up on Sanibel and Captiva fishing and shelling every day! It is what we know and do well!  If you had a good time fishing with Captain Joey Burnsed on a Sanibel & Captiva charter, please post an “excellent” review on Google PlacesTripAdvisorYelp, or Facebook!  If you had any issues at all with your charter, please let us know immediately and we’ll do everything we can to make it right!  Huge thanks for doing this!

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Fair winds and following seas,

Captain Joey Burnsed ~ please click calendar at the upper left or call 239-472-8658 to book a Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Boca Grande or Fort Myers fishing guide trip or shelling charter.