View Full Version : When do sharks first show up?
03-05-2000, 07:06 PM
Does anyone know whan blue sharks show up off South new England. I've got two equally reliable sources telling me that they migrate onto the shelf in May, and that they stick around all winter. Anyknow know which is true. Also, what about makos and porbeagles? Capt. Tom's site's also a bit unclear where these fish hang out in cold weather.
03-05-2000, 08:32 PM
I HAVE BEEN INTO BLUE SHARKS AS EARLY THE 1ST AND 2ND WEEKS OF JUNE SOUTH OF THE CAPE AND RHODE ISLAND, AND HAVE FOUND THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF JUNE AND THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF JULY TO BE MOST PRODUCTIVE. THEY (THE BLUES) SEEM TO TOLERATE A WIDE RANGE OF TEMPERATURES AS I HAVE CAUGHT THEM IN WATER ANYWHERE FROM 60-74 DEGREES F, MAYBE EVEN COLDER. WITH MAKOS I HAVE FOUND THEM TO BE A WEEK OR TWO LATER AND PREFER A MUCH NARROWER WATER TEMPERATURE RANGE 63-68 DEGREES F. I'M NO EXPERT; HOWEVER, THIS HAS BEEN MY EXPERIENCE AS MY FISHING LOG ATTESTS. LASTLY, THEY MAY GET HERE EARLIER AND I JUST HAVEN'T FISHED FOR THEM.
03-06-2000, 12:17 PM
I know two charter captains who have told me Blue dogs are around all year in our waters - and both have caught them durring the winter (off Scituate). Another shark - the Porbeagle (sp) is also around.
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