Hoo-rag is proud to sponsor the 7th Annual Blacktip Challenge – a catch, tag and release shark fishing tournament on Florida’s East Coast. Each winter, Florida’s shores are filled with a massive migration of sharks from the North. Large schools of sharks – sometimes in the thousands- flock to Florida for the warmer weather making this time of year prime for beach shark fishing.
This epic tournament combines the adventure and excitement of competitive sport fishing with scientific research and education. The joint research effort with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Apex Predator Cooperative Shark Tagging Program and the International Land-Based Shark Fishing Association educates tournament anglers on proper shark tagging procedures. All information collected by anglers is sent for further analysis and everyone is encouraged to continue the practices outside of the tournament.
The 7th Annual Blacktip Challenge will be held January 27 – February 1 on the Atlantic Coast between Fernandina Beach and Key Biscayne. For more information on the tournament, please visit http://blacktipchallenge.com/.