Blacktip shark, catch and release

Bridget Skiles with an estimated 5.5- to 6-foot blacktip shark caught and successfully released off the beach in Fort Pierce.

Bridget was using a Carnage 2 10-foot surf rod paired with a Penn Clash 6000, 50-pound braid Spiderwire with 3-feet 400-pound mono and 3-feet of wire with a 16/0 circle hook. Bait was live whiting fished from the surf on a smaller rig. Photo credit: Susan Skiles.