Fly Fishing for Mako Sharks from a Kayak

December 14, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Yep, that’s right. Target the apex of the food chain with a fly rod while floating on a popsicle stick.
“It goes like this: Motor anywhere from 5 to 30 miles off the Southern California coast in a 24-foot open hull boat until the ocean floor drops away into canyons over a thousand feet deep. There, you ride the swells above schooling baitfish, mackerel, and tuna to chum, tease, and hook a predator as large as yourself on a 14-weight fly rod.” Kirk Deter in Field & Stream.