March 17, 2013
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.
Averages 2-5 pounds; occasionally tops 10 pounds.World record 26 pounds.
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.
Drifting; Still Fishing.
All Florida coasts, the Bahamas and Caribbean.
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.
8 oz short of the new world record Bonnethead at 25pounds 10 ounces. Crescent Beach, Fl FS Member Noel
December 12, 2011. Matthew Loew caught this feisty bonnethead shark while pompano fishing on Sailfish Flats in Stuart.