Saltwater fishing is different then my typical trout stream in several ways, as I talked about in my last post. The conditions are different, the gear heavier, and as I discovered, there are a lot of creatures in that big blue pond.
Turns out I was fishing on a beach which leads the entire world in yearly shark bites. Towards the end of my second evening of fishing, I noticed a shark swim about 15 feet in front of me. I casually removed myself from the spot and clung to the delightful sand on the beach. I was told later that it was most likely a nurse shark, which sounds harmless enough I guess...
Bottom line, I would fish that spot again. However, here are a few tips I learned from my Florida friends.
-Don't do a lot of splashing around.
-No shiny jewelry
-Most of the times it is the surfers who get bitten
-Bull sharks love the brackish water. They can be trouble
-No snacking on beef jerky while in the water