Making the Most of a Shark Fishing Trip

We are going shark fishing for the first time – how can we make the most out of this trip?

Shark fishing can be an awesome experience. Here are a few pieces of information I will give you help make your trip more rewarding and put more fish on the end of your lines. Chumming and Sharks go together like peanut butter and jelly. The Shark is a predatory fish that feed primarily through its senses of smell and sound. We can take advantage of this by using a chum bag when you fish. Make sure you buy a chum cage before you go shark fishing. They are under ten dollars and are made of wire with a door to place the chum instead and then shut to keep it inside. Chum blocks can be purchased from most bait store. Select a chum block that is finely ground. You want small particles to enter the water, not huge chunks. We are trying to attract the fish not feed them. Chumming bring the entire food chain to you. The sharks are attracted not only by the blood and fish particles in the water but also by the large amount of small fish also attracted by the release of these products. Two pieces of equipment are vital to a successful Shark fishing trip. You need to first have a heavy action stout fishing rod with the required power to set the hook in the mouth of the Shark. Hook set is extremely critical when Shark fishing. For the same reason you need large, thick and finely sharpened hooks of an appropriate size for the species of Shark you are angling for.

Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

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