Bonnethead shark

The Bonnethead shark is a fish that belongs to the hammerhead shark family. They are found in tropical waters and keep moving from one place to another to maintain their respiration process.

They are omnivorous, meaning that they consume both animals and plants. The Bonnethead Shark is known for possessing great vision and sensory powers, making them efficient hunters.


The Bonnethead Shark has a mixture of grey and brown colors on the upper part of its body with a flattened, horizontal head. Their pectoral fins are larger than other sharks and match their body size, helping them escape predators easily.

The head looks like a shovel and is more rounded than other hammerhead sharks. It can grow to 150 CMs in length and weigh about 10 KGs.

Habitat and Lifestyle

Bonnethead sharks can be found in the warmer waters of North Carolina and Rhode Island in North America. They inhabit the coastal areas, inshore, etc., where they can be found in abundance around mud and sand flats, shallow waters around rocks, etc.

They feed on crustaceans like shrimp, crabs, aquatic insects, small fish, octopus, etc. They also eat some sea plants found at the bottom of the sea. The Bonnethead Shark can live for more than a decade.

Finding and Catching

This fish can be caught from an inflatable boat or kayak.

The Bonnethead Shark lives are found in the inshore coastal water bodies of Carolina in the US. They can be found inhabiting those areas where the water temperature is warm.

Fly Fishing is one of the most effective techniques to use while fishing for Bonnethead sharks. It takes energy to reel the Bonnethead in as they are powerful. You can also take a boat and go drift fishing in the sea.

Peak Season

May to September are the peak months to catch Bonnethead sharks as they come out in large numbers during the summer season.

Best Bait

  • Shrimp
  • Crabs
  • Jigs
  • Plugs