Bonnethead Shark Fishing Information
illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles
Description: broadly widened head in the shape of a shovel; only slight
indentation of anal fin; front of head not notched at
midline; gray or grayish-brown in color.
Similar fish: other hammerhead sharks.
Where found: INSHORE species found in
bays and estuaries.
Size: commonly 3 to 4 feet.
Remarks: matures at about 3 feet in length
and bears 6 to 12 young at a time; feeds
chiefly on crabs and other crustaceans.