South Carolina is home to a large number of sharks. On a fishing expedition, these predators are targeted around the jetties at the mouth of the inlet or 15-20 miles offshore as part of a half-day or full-day excursion. Shark fishing can be a daunting prospect. Partner with someone who is skilled and knowledgeable that you can rely on.
The first step is to choose a suitable location for your fishing excursion offshore or inland. You should have ample space to cast your reel and be away from other people at a safe distance.
Once you have chosen the perfect fishing spot, gather a selection of live or fresh amberjack, cobia, kingfish, and ladyfish that are on the meaty side. These species of fish are most attractive to sharks. The placement of a skirt close to the hook will create movement for the shark to take notice of while obscuring the hook from view. When fishing from the shore, a spinning reel is the best option, but conventional reels are the better option when venturing into the ocean.
Next, bait up and cast! You can catch plenty of sharks in the waters off South Carolina. Fishing enthusiasts do not wait long to catch a shark. When you are out on a boat, watch for birds fishing in clusters. When you approach that area, look for ripples in the water caused by schools of fish. That’s where you can typically find sharks hanging out.
Standard practice is to release sharks after they have been caught. Shark experts can guide you on how to catch and keep the three shark species that are safe to consume. Some places you can have your shark cleaned for an affordable fee.
You and your family can experience an exciting adventure by fishing for sharks. When handling hooks, be sure to take extra precautions. (This goes for sharks as well!)