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Old 05-04-2015, 07:53 PM   #1
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Default Shark fishing in OB

I have a 6 year old boy who is all of a sudden OBSESSED with catching a shark. I have fished for several years, but I've never caught a shark on purpose. I wanna take him in the boat out to the 3 mile barge (I guess).

I'm guessing pinfish or squid on a good sized circle hook with a steel leader ??

I figure I'll just anchor up by the barge and surely some kinda shark will come by.

I ain't lookin for jaws, just a 3 to 5 foot whatever shark.

Y'all shoot me some ideas.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:58 PM   #2
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Throw some chum in the water and use something bloody and fresh for bait a Bonita would be excellent filet the meat off it and hang the body in the water use meat for bait and should be able to catch ya a nice little shark
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:48 PM   #3
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not big as u want but i use to catch babies off the navarre pier with empty shiny hooks. i was so proud of my 14 inch "white" bonita is awesome bait. i only sharked from the beach though
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:56 PM   #4
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Just make sure your boy and rod is attached to the boat. A 3-5 foot shark has some power and you never know you might hook into one 6 foot plus.

Slab of bonita, a leftover fish carcass from either a fish house or somebody at the ramp are either free or cheap. Some bloody/oily chum off the back of the boat. Stout rod/reel with a stout wire leader 36-48" long and 60-80 pound mono double hooking the bait with no smaller than an 8/0 hook ought to work.

Sure some more experienced sharkers will chime in but the few times I have done this in a few bays both in my area and East Coast that was our setup.

Caught some and had others freight train the gear, with sharks you never know what is gonna take it size wise.
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