Hailing from Windsor, Ontario, Josh grew up fishing the Great Lakes for bass, muskie, pike and other freshwater species. He recently traded in the cold Canadian winters for that year-round saltwater bite in sunny Florida.
Josh is the founder and director of the Blacktip Challenge, the largest surf fishing tournament held in Florida. He also hosts his own YouTube Show, BlacktipH Fishing, which has over 180,000 subscribers and more than 87M views.
Jorgensen’s fishing adventures have been featured in numerous media articles and television shows, including CNN, CBS, Shark Week, How to Do Florida, Spiegel TV, Living Magazine, Sun Sentinel, and more.
If surf fishing for sharks peaks your interest, check out Josh’s BlacktipH gear page for rod and reel combos to fit any budget. All combos can handle sharks up to 8ft and over 200lbs. View them all, here.
Top Gear Picks
Shark Fishing with Lures Combo – Standard
Josh from BlacktipH handpicked this rod/reel combo for casting lures to catch sharks. It includes a Shimano SA10000FG Sustain FG Spinning Reel and a St. Croix LGSS106MHMF2 Legend Surf Spinning Rod.
Snook Lure Kit
Includes 1 SpoolTek Pro Series 9″ Stretch with 12″ Leader in Gunsmoke, 1 DOA Shrimp Select 1/2oz 4in 3 Pack in Gold Glitter, 1 Bomber Long Shot Lure in Mother of Pearl, 1 Yo-Zuri F1149 Crystal 3D Minnow in Sardine, and 1 Storm WildEye Swim Baits Shad in Mullet.
Shark Fishing Lure Kit – Beginner
Sharks will go crazy for these lures! Josh from BlacktipH used all of these models and brands when they filmed their viral video of sharks attacking topwater lures. Kit includes: 1 Shimano 190JE Orca Lure in Black/Silver Color, 1 Rapala X-Rap SubWalk Lure XRSB15 in Silver Color, and 1 Northbar Tackle 1102-A Bottledarter Lure.
Inshore Combo – Premium
Josh from BlacktipH handpicked this rod/reel combo for inshore fishing. Species that you can catch with this setup includes: redfish, snook, tarpon, sharks, grouper and many more. Combo includes: Van Staal VR150 VR Series Spinning Reel and a G-Loomis NRX 804S XMR NRX Inshore Spinning Rod.
- Fishing Report: Targeting Big Bluefish in Southern New Jersey
- Shark Fishing Seminar at TackleDirect
- This is How to Stop a Deadly Shark Bite, CNN
- Shark Fishing, How to Do Florida TV
- Gulf Coast Killers, National Geographic
- Monster Hammerhead, Gurney Productions
- YouTube Star Teases New Episode, MStar
- Epic Mullet Migration Feeding Frenzy, Grind TV
- It’s Straight to the Shark’s Mouth for Treatment to Aid Bite Victims, CBS News
- Fisherman Spots Giant Animal, CTV