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Old 10-18-2011, 01:00 AM   #1
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Red-fish bite was slow Saturday night around Garcon and 3-mile bridge. So I chunked out a white trout on a steel leader with a treble hook.
Was not long, and the drag was screaming on a Penn 8500! Could not stop the fish, I assume was a shark, and cranked down on the drag and broke him off at the swivel. { did not want to loose all of my high dollar power-pro line}. Another run same thing, and finally got one 3 footer to the boat.

Will go back next time with a 6/0 Penn with 80# mono on a tuna stick. Question is: What size leader and Hooks do you Shark guys use? Do they feed during the daytime or only at night inshore?

We don't target sharks, had rather catch "eating fish". But it added a lot of excitement on a slow evening. My 14 year old had a blast and think he might now be hooked!

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Old 10-18-2011, 03:16 PM   #2
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12/0 to 14/0 with at least 6 foot of 180 to 200 lb wire.
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:16 PM   #3
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6/0 550yrds of 50# mono 9 feet of 275-350 lb wrapped steel leader. I use sevalon. At least a 9/0 j hook or an 11/0 circle hook. We fish from the beaches, yaking the bait out. With this set up we have landed everything from a 4' blacktip to an 8' hammerhead. I haven't found a need to go bigger than a 6/0 on a stout rod.
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+1 to beeritself but an 8500 can do most sharks...we caught a 9ft bull outside the pass on our king rod with an 8500...we just had to follow him a bit in the boat
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:34 PM   #5
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+1 on those 2 guys. I have fished with both of em.
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Old 10-23-2011, 02:48 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the info!

I will be out Sunday afternoon/evening and again on Tuesday. Will let y'all know how we do.
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