Today, I am writing about shark fishing in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
New Smyrna Beach consistently sees more shark attacks annually than any other beach on the planet. In 2008 it recorded more than a dozen incidents, according to the Global Shark Attack File.
The beach is part of Volusia County, which accounts for roughly 37 percent of Florida’s attacks. Yet, Sharks fishing in New Smyrna Beach has never been a fatality. Most attacks amount to minor nibbles by young bull sharks. Some of those young bull sharks are no bigger than river trouts. Still, it pays to have every bite treated by a doctor. Bull sharks eat carrion so those cuts can easily become infected. Some days we see hundred of them on the beach.