There are a lot of sharks around nearby Sanibel Island. It is regarded as one of the best shark fishing areas around the entire state of Florida. There are day and night trips. The night trip usually starts just before sundown and goes well into the night. Trips are usually four to eight hours, and often a small boat is used. With a small group, you will help the captain bait the waters and attract sharks, and finally catch them with a professional guiding your efforts. You must reserve your trip in advance, and the license is included. Most fishing trips include everything you need for your adventure.
The prime season is March and into May. Giant bull sharks can be found weighing 400 pounds, but most are in the 200 pound range. These trips are usually about six hours. Bull Sharks can get up to 500 pounds and the prime season is April through June. Battling a great predator fish like a shark provides an incredible adrenaline rush as you face the fish that might weigh more than you do.