Bull Shark

Bulls are strong, the initial run is good, but then, it’s like most sharks, steady dull pull. We caught three the day this photograph was taken, so we had to move off to another spot to marlin fish. Using circle hooks, the mono leader often does not chaff and big sharks make it all the way to the boat.

They are not uncommon, we see them while freediving, always moving fast and never hanging around. We nearly never loose a hooked fish to shark here. It has happened, but almost never. Neither have I heard of a shark attack on a human around Coiba. It's ok to get in the water.

Bull Shark