Bonnetheads breed and give birth in November. These sharks mature at about 3 feet in length and bear 6 to 12 young at one time.
Bonnetheads prefer water temperatures over 70°. They move south during the cold months. They are found around Amelia Island from May to September.
Bonnethead sharks are an inshore species found in bays and estuaries. They feed chiefly on crabs and other crustaceans. Cut bait, pinfish will attract bonnethead. Most are in the 10-20 lb. range.
Max 5 feet
No Size Limit
State Record: 28 pounds from the Halifax River