Nurse Shark

Sail the seas with us on our Panama sport fishing charters today!

We don’t catch them on purpose, we just catch them sometimes. Another slow pulling dull fight. Only interesting for being another large species on the line. We swim with the one in the photo here, they will swim all around you. They are like pets habituated to the Jokers evening return to the mooring. These nurse sharks behave like puppies when we bring them left over bonitos.

nurse shark coiba island panama

Nurse Shark are an exotic species. It’s a common in-shore bottom dwelling shark! It can be found at depths of 1 meter. They are usually found in;

  • Mangrove Islands
  • Sand Flats
  • Reefs
  • Habitats
  • Coastal Shelves
  • Channels

Nurse Shark can grow up to 15 feet and weigh up to 330 pounds. They have a long-life span and can live up to 35 years old. They are found in tropical and subtropical waters and can be found in:

  • The Caribbean
  • Southern Brazil
  • Baja California
  • Peru
  • Eastern Atlantic
  • Pacific Ocean

Nurse Shark typically feed on the following;

  • Sea Snakes
  • Mollusks
  • Crustaceans
  • Squid
  • Shrimp
  • Fish

Nurse shark are usually not for gaming. They are somewhat lazy when hooked. However, some commercial uses for Nurse Shark include its skin for leather and its liver for oil!

Book your next sport fishing trip in Panama with us today!

Black Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna and general sport fishing trip dates to Isla Coiba in Panama tend to fill up quickly each year.  Contact us NOW to book your trip of a lifetime with Marlin Panama! We have so many fishing opportunities available. You are assured of having a fantastic sport fishing adventure in this beautifully exotic and remote part of Central America.  Don’t wait, call now to help assure yourself of getting the dates you want!  We supply everything you will needs as far as food, drink, bait and tackle are concerned. We are very knowledgeable in fishing this area and have been doing so for decades. Join us soon! You will be glad you did!

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