Not unusual from 5-30 kilos; seldom reaches 100 pounds, however pronounced to 2 hundred or extra. international file 270 kilos, 9 oz; Florida record 152 pounds.
FOOD VALUE: Very good.
GAME QUALITIES: Pound for pound, possibly the scrappiest of sharks.Wages a wild battle on light tack- le, marked through long runs and frantic jumps, especially in shallow water.
TACKLE AND BAITS: Spinning and baitcasting clothes; also fly outfits.Takes shrimp and any form of sparkling cut bait.With excellent presentation (Sharks have poor eye- sight, and you have to put the lure very close to them), they will also hit an expansion of artificial lures, specifically topwater plugs and flyrod poppers; huge (for purposes of visibility) streamer flies; slow-swim- ming jigs and underwater plugs.
FISHING SYSTEMS: Casting; Drifting; Still Fishing.
OTHER NAMES: Small Blacktip
RANGE: All Florida coasts, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.
HABITAT: occurs from the open sea to the coast. one of the most acquainted sharks in Florida, where it’s far often visible on shallow residences and alongside beaches and beaches.also considerable around passes and inlets.