The 230CC lines up for blacktip shark fishing off Jacksonville, Florida.
We didn’t expect that kind of pile up. A huddle of blacktip sharks working the shrimp trawler like a well-oiled machine.
We headed from our home base of Edgewater to Jacksonville to visit our friends at Jacksonville Boat Sales. We were there to mainly shoot some of our fleet. Of course, fishing needed to be done.
230CC // Blacktip Shark Fishing off Jacksonville, Florida
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The 230CC was our main boat for this trip. Lined up to take to the inlet near the Mayport Naval Station. Aircraft carriers, our background. A nice match for these battlewagon boats. The 230CC handled those waves crashing in the nook of Mayport like slim puddles. The 230CC was a choice boat for our venture for many reasons. Gunwale rod racks. Live baitwells. Hardtop with rod holders. Ready to fish.
We headed offshore, a mile or two, to find a shrimp trawler. A moving FAD, (fish attracting device). They leave behind a bait slick for those below. And for the birds above. It’s a mini ecosystem working with a manmade vessel. Birds above. Bait on the surface. Fish below. In this case, blacktips.
Blacktip sharks show off their group skills. They usually travel in large schools, feeding on whatever has scales and gills. They also are known to jump above the surface and fall onto their backs. An acrobatic shark is a fun shark.
We roped in a couple of pogies and hooked them on a jig head. Within seconds, bang.
The 230CC stayed on the fish with rocking conditions. Follow the fish with the bow of the boat to ensure no breakoffs. And that’s what we did.
Seeing the 230CC amongst the sharks makes for an image that says, “I’m glad to be inside the boat.”
This boat is a workhorse. Not giving into crashing waves, fighting against it. The boat is made for fishing — family or friends. Standard features that allow for ease of access and a brute-force of a hull using our SPI process.