Image Via: Scott Gardner
Image Via: Scott Gardner

Winter getaway: A family fishing adventure in Myrtle Beach

Shark Day in South Carolina

Popular with winter weary Canucks, this beach town has great saltwater angling action

Sam Gardner
Sam Gardner

After Sam had some fun, it was my turn. This American sharpnose slurped my bait off the bottom like a lazy walleye, but once I sunk the steel into its mouth, it went nuts—head-shaking, rolling and blazing off toward Africa. At over four feet long, this one is about as big as the species gets. The shot is a little blurry, but my photographer (Sam) was a pretty excited, and it is not easy to hold 30 pounds of muscle and cartilage still in a pitching boat—even with Captain John (right) hanging onto the shark’s powerful tail.

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