Shark Fishing

How can I catch sharks from shore ?

I would start with two rods. One rod would be a very heavy action strong rod with a reel that can carry over two hundred yards of eighty pound power line. My second rod would be a medium action rod with a reel holding two hundred yards of forty pound power line. Both reels would be of high quality with excellent drags. For rigs I would either make or purchase steel wire leaders of at least three feet for the large pole and two feet for the smaller one. Each rig should have a large hook, as big as 10/0 to 13/0 for the large pole and 6/0 to 8/0 for the smaller one. You next need to head to the bait shop. I would start by purchasing one chum bag for each two to three hours you will be fishing. It is very important you always keep your chum slick uninterrupted when using chum bags. I would purchase a dozen pinfish for use on the smaller rod and a couple frozen large mullet for the larger one. When you arrive at the location you will be fishing immediately hang the chum bag before you get your gear set up. It will take awhile for the chum to be effective so let it work for you while you set up. Pay attention to which direction the current is taking your chum slick and cast accordingly. You will now cast your rods out. The rod with the live pinfish will likely get the first strike, generally from a small blacktip shark. Over time the activity will attract larger sharks like big bulls and hammerheads. These are the fish you are trying to catch with your larger rod that is baited with a twelve in long mullet.

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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