Nice shark catch at Horace Caldwell Pier
You don’t necessarily have to go out on a boat to catch a fairly sizeable shark around here.
An angler on Horace Caldwell Pier hooked a five-and-half foot blacktip on Wednesday, April 3, according to Blake Wallingsford at Horace Caldwell Pier.
“I was surprised,” Wallingsford said. “He wheeled it right off.”
Folks at the pier also recently have been catching pompano and whiting, Wallingsford said.
Speaking of sharks, Marsha Walker at Deep Sea Headquarters reported that a customer caught a 96-pound spinner shark on an eight-hour trip offshore this week. Folks on the same trip also nailed Atlantic sharpnose shark and king mackerel.
The 12-hour trip returned with amberjack, vermilion snapper, Atlantic sharpnose shark, and kingfish, Walker said.
Bay anglers have been catching red and black drum and trout, she said.
Capt. Russell Sanguinet at Fisherman’s Wharf said anglers on a recent 12-hour trip loaded up on limits of vermilion snapper and also reeled in kingfish and a few amberjack. Spinner sharks have been abundant, Sanguinet said. On nine-hour trips, folks have been catching kingfish and Atlantic sharpnose shark, he said.
Bay guides have been returning with trout and oversized redfish, Sanguinet said. Sheepshead catches have been slowing down on the north jetty, but anglers there have been catching plenty of trout, oversized redfish and pompano, he said.
Eric Peschke at Dolphin Dock said folks aboard offshore jaunts have been returning with Atlantic sharpnose shark, a little grouper, vermilion snapper and trigger fish.
Bay boats are bringing in gafftop, whiting and sheepshead, Peschke said. Spanish mackerel have been showing up at the jetties, he said.
Therisha Moreno with Woody’s Sports Center said the Island Queen has been bringing in sheepshead, and bay guides have been running into redfish, black drum, sheepshead and a few speckled trout.