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Here's a question for you shark guru's; I spent the holiday drifting the reefs of Cozumel. Reef fish were everywere, several large grouper , snapper etc but no pelagic sharks. Why ? ?? Texas waters are full of sharks, of all size and species but this seemingly perfect habitat had none.
We did find two nurse sharks, several big rays and plenty of cuda just no sharks. Any ideas ?
 

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Because mexican commercial fishermen have caught them all already
 

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Mexican Sharks

It's cuz the sharks down der no speaka any english! LOL
 

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There are quite a few sharks there. The Cayman Islands are the same way. You can go around the entire island all day and not see a shark, BUT when it gets dark, they all come from deep offshore and up onto the reefs to feed.
 

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Just think it is the structure. Many places with reefs are like that. They do their thing in the day and at night come in up shallow and feed on reef fish. Curmit and I witnessed this first hand down in the Carribean. With countless hours and days over a period of 6 months, the only sharks we saw in the day were nurse with the exception of one (carribean reef) Curmit saw while they were at the edge of the reef spearfishing. But at night while fishing for HorseEye Jacks and Tarpon, the sharks would come up to feed. We caught and landed 4 sharks at night and hooked countless and large tackle.
 
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