The Bonnethead is unmistakable be- cause of its rounded or shovel-shaped head—not squared off or only slightly rounded as in the larger Hammerheads. Color is usually a very light grey, appearing almost white in the water. 

SIZE: Averages 2-5 pounds; occasionally tops 10 pounds.World record 26 pounds.


GAME QUALITIES: A spunky little fighter on light gear, but not so tough as other kinds.

TACKLE AND BAITS: Light spinning and baitcasting outfits. Any sort of small live fish or cut bait.

FISHING SYSTEMS: Drifting; Still Fishing.

RANGE: All Florida coasts, the Bahamas and Caribbean.

HABITAT: Sticks largely to the shallows and is a common sight to the many Floridians who fish Speckled Trout and other species on the flats.Also roams channels and deeper water.