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Old 03-14-2012, 10:40 PM   #1
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Looking to go shark fishing Friday was wondering what is the best bait to use?
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:48 PM   #2
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Go to Gulf Breeze Bait & Tackle and pick up a frozen bonita or two.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:36 AM   #3
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ahh thank you i was wondering where to buy it..since my luck has been sucking on the beach.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:24 AM   #4
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Can you catch a decent shark from the beach without a kayak? 3-4' would be decent to me. What size hook do you use? How long of a leader? (I assume metal) Was thinking of casting off the beach. I'll be there end of may.
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i sir am just starting out in this shark fishing thing.. but from what i heard it will be hard not to hook up with sharks at the end of May. Getting them to shore is another issue..but there alot more experienced folks on here to tell you about light gear...myself will go heavy
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jonf- the rogue pirate(TRP) and myself so some shark fishing. He has all of the equipment. We use 60-130 lb braid with a 10-15' shock leader(400 lb mono) attached. I make the steel leader myself because it is a lot cheaper. I use 240lb steel leader cut into 8-10' sections, 300+lb barrel swivels and 300+lb clasp, double barrel steel clamps to clamp the steel leader, and then 12-16 circle hooks. So all and all it is main line to shock line to steel leader to hook. We have landed a few sharks all between 4-6'. We do kayak the baits out because it would be impossible to cast out almost 15-20' of leader. Have not really tried catching sharks by just casting out but I am sure it can be done because people catch sharks from the beach all the time. TRP's equipment is heavy duty but if you really get into shark fishing then you might as well go big or go home. Hope this helps. Good luck
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Not really wanting to go big. I'm only down for 5-6 days at a time about every other year. Just planning on using some big catfishing stuff with 50lb braid and a bigger leader.
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I am sure that will work great.
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good to see ya back dvldocz..hows the leg?
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:49 PM   #10
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I am sure that will work great.
Are you just messin with me or will that actually work? If I get a big one I don't know if I really want to get it in.
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