After several missed opportunities blamed on a 20-knot southwest wind, I finally managed to get a good cast to one cruising in about 3 or 4 feet of water.  I could only see his shadow but could tell it was a better one.  Somehow my first cast I landed a 4-inch red streamer fly about 5 feet in from of the shark and he instantly inhaled it.  The streamer was tied that morning by a hungover friend and I guess imitated the pogy chum perfectly.  As soon as I hooked it I felt like I was deep into the backing, luckily the skiff was right there and my buddy had it fired up by the time I jumped in.  Somehow we managed to start chasing it before I was out of line, these sharks are strong.

We fought the fish for over an hour before he tired and luckily ran up in some shallow water where we were able to grab it without putting too much strain on it.

We took a few pictures, got her revived and back on her way to terrorize more tourists.

You can find Jake’s other awesome pics at his Instagram @jlpose


  1. […] Also check out this story from flylords contributor Jake Pose, who landed a Blacktip from the beach on the Carolina Coast:“After three days of getting my brains beat out fishing offshore in a friend’s leaky, 26 foot, circa 1990, cuddy cabin boat that reeked of hydraulic fluid, bilge water, and Natty Lite. It was time to switch things up on a recent trip to the Carolina coast.  So the next day we set our eye on trying to catch sharks on the fly.  We set up up few miles from the inlet on the edge of two shoals that at low tide have barely dry sand.  They form a perfect funnel for bait to get sucked in and out of the inlet during the tides.  In the past, we had gotten several shots at cruising sharks here but no love.  We decided to go with a chum slick today see if something would change.  One throw of a net was all it took to catch enough pogies to keep a chum slick going for several hours.  We staked the skiff out on the edge of one of the shoals and started lightly chumming, we instantly started seeing customers. The chum and hard falling tide had them turned up and frisky.” Continue Reading… […]

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