Fishing Shark Alley: Boca Grande Pass

Capt. Bucky Dennis watches as a client fights a bull shark in Boca Grande Pass. OL photographer Andrew Kaufmann is taking photos for the May 2008 issue. Click HERE to watch the videos!Outdoor Life Online Editor
Legendary OL fishing editor Jerry Gibbs casts for redfish in the backwaters of Boca Grande. Click HERE to watch the videos!Outdoor Life Online Editor
A Boca angler hooked up with a Pass 'poon! Click HERE to watch the videos!Outdoor Life Online Editor
Capt. C.A. Richardson, in the bow of the boat, and Capt. Ray Van Horn jig for tarpon in Boca Grande Pass. Click HERE to watch the videos!Outdoor Life Online Editor
Landing a Boca tarpon is no easy affair. Anglers are taxed with hauling a huge fish from 80 feet of water while boat captains must navigate the armada of boats following the school. Click HERE to watch the videos!Outdoor Life Online Editor
Capt. Bucky Dennis coaches a client as he fights a big bull shark. Click HERE to watch the videos!Outdoor Life Online Editor
A typical Boca Grande Pass bull shark average 300 to 400 pounds. Click HERE to watch the videos!Outdoor Life Online Editor
The tired bull shark gives up and is brought to the surface. Click HERE to watch the videos!Outdoor Life Online Editor
Capt. Bucky Dennis' client cranks in a bull shark. Click HERE to watch the videos!Outdoor Life Online Editor
Last year's wildfires cast a haze over Burnt Store Marina. The waterfront condos, marina and restaurant are minutes from the Pass. Click HERE to watch the videos!Outdoor Life Online Editor
Pelicans looking for a free meal hang around Pass boats. Click HERE to watch the videos!Outdoor Life Online Editor
Capt. Bucky Dennis uses live stingrays to catch Boca sharks. This one was attacked by bull shark that came unbuttoned. It was later used to hook a 1,000-pound-class hammerhead shark. Click HERE to watch the videos!Outdoor Life Online Editor
The mouth of a bull shark. The aggressive fish will attack just about anything. Click HERE to watch the videos!Outdoor Life Online Editor
Capt. Bucky Dennis grabs a bull shark landed by a client. Click HERE to watch the videos!Outdoor Life Online Editor
When the tarpon are running in the pass, a fish finder will literally black out because due to the number of fish. Click HERE to watch the videos!Outdoor Life Online Editor
Capt. Bucky Dennis uses live stingrays as big as 25 pounds for Boca sharks. He rigs them by threading the hook and leader through one nostril and out along the back, hooking up through the base of the tail. Click HERE to watch the videos!Outdoor Life Online Editor
Capt. Bucky Dennis fighting a snagged stingray that he will use as shark bait. Click HERE to watch the videos!Outdoor Life Online Editor
Jerry Gibbs dines on blackened redfish caught earlier in the day. The waterfront restaurant at Burnt Store Marina will prepare your day's catch. Click HERE to watch the videos!Outdoor Life Online Editor

Florida's famed Boca Grande Pass offers some of the best tarpon fishing on Earth. Just don't fall overboard!