How to avoid sharks when fishing offshore
Hi I'm new to this forum I was looking for information. I have been fishing a lot in the Gulf of Mexico AND here recently it seems that there is sharks everywhere. there used to be sharks would stay in close maybe 10 to 20 miles from the shore but now if you go 100 miles off shore there is sharks circling your boat. I think it might have something to do with the loop current. I have been catching and releasing sharks and I have lost several expensive jigs and lures and hooks in the process. I'm not sure what is the correct way to release a shark that's hooked to a 200 gram jig with a treble hook. If you would like to share what your experiences are or how you would recommend releasing a shark that is terribly hooked on an expensive lure please post below.