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Old 06-13-2015, 11:12 AM   #1
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Hi Guys,

Very grateful for the expertise I am able to tap into on this board. It has made a world of difference in the success of my fishing trips!

So, is it worth it to kayak shark bait out in windy conditions and choppy surf? In other words, is a choppy surf disruptive to shark fishing? I'm assuming that the back-flow on the bottom that occurs (with a lot of wave action on the surface) might tend to discourage feeding.

Anybody done any good catching in choppy conditions or am I wasting time my venturing out on a night like that?

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Old 06-13-2015, 11:26 AM   #2
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if you can paddle out i would. i sometime dont do it if it gets too nasty. My health and safety come before catching a fish. but getting a castable weight to hold in rough surf is also a determining factor too.
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We got some good bites in pretty choppy/ rainy conditions. If I'm not mistaken my first shark was at night in fairly choppy conditions. If they're hungry they're gonna bite.

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I caught my biggest Shark ever in rough conditions.. Raining hard, windy and some large waves.. Like someone said before, my biggest problem wasn't paddling the baits out, but getting to bait to hold in strong current conditions..
Previously, we had found round smooth stones on the beach, that weighed 2-4 lbs each. We drilled holes in them to thread mono through, then attached the stones to the shark rigs with 3 or 4lb mono.. The stones were heavy enough to keep the baits in place, but the lightweight mono broke and left the stones in the ocean, when the shark took the baits..
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+1 on the stones. chunks of cinder block and bricks work great too.
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