June 07, 2013
New Hook Shots: Adventures in Florida Land Sharking
By Joe Cermele
When I set out to shoot a "Hook Shots" episode, rarely does the rough plan I have in my head regarding how things are going to work come to fruition. Sometimes there is only slight deviation from the original plan. Other times, I end up capturing something on video that is miles away from what I expected. Case in point, two weeks ago my buddy Jimmy Fee from "On The Water" and I flew down to Stuart, Florida to meet Zach "Hammer" Miller of Team Rebel Fishing. Miller was going to get us tied into sharks in the surf, which is something I've wanted to do for a long time. What I thought we'd be filming were some bulls and lemons during daylight hours. We caught none of those. But when a 12-foot, 475-pound hammerhead found our bait just before dark, what ended up following the strike was the most chaotic, heart-pounding, sweat-dripping, hand-shaking fight and video shoot I've experienced thus far. Enjoy the show, because I don't think I'll be topping this episode any time soon. Have a great weekend.