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Old 04-08-2012, 09:25 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I'm heading down to PCB in two weeks and
Wanting to do some surf fishing for sharks. Nothing big 4 to 5 foot would be fine.
I have a couple of questions

1. What type of bait should I use?
2. Where's a good place? I'm thinking about over by st. Andrews?
3. How's the Cobia bite? I'm going out with captain Snapp. Sounds like a great captain.

I will using a penn fierce 6000 with a 7ft big water ugly stik. The combination is sick!!
Any help will be great! Thanks guys!
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:38 PM   #2
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An fish that is bloody will work. Some examples are ladyfish, bluefish, jacks, bonita, spanish mackerel.

I'm not sure about a Panama city area, I'm from the Destin area.

As far as the cobia bite, Its kind of lulling right now, but hopefully it will pick up soon.
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Use a steel leader at least as long as the shark you might catch, multiple hooks, I use two, and big bait, I like big mullet, hook thru the head, and one thru the gut, then a big long slice thru the mullet, drop it over and wait.
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Thanks for the help. I have another question. How does the leader work as in a steel leader with mono line? I'm confused
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Tie a swivel to your main line and then haywire twist your wire leader to said swivel.

For leader I like 6 feet of steel leader then 6 feet of 300 lb mono. For the business end use a 10/0 or 12/0 circle hook
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Thanks for the help guys, but I no don't want to shark fish. I went out yesterday with a guide to light tackle some kings on his 19ft skiff. Let's just say It took me an hour to reel in a "mystery fish" wich turned out to be a 6ft black tip! I caught it on 20lb mono! So no more Sharking for me! They don't really put up a good fight
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It took an hour to reel in and it wasn't a good fight? Blacktip is one of the smaller species of shark, so look forward to a better fight when you hook up with an 8 foot bull shark
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It took an hour to reel in and it wasn't a good fight? Blacktip is one of the smaller species of shark, so look forward to a better fight when you hook up with an 8 foot bull shark
We got it to the surface 5 times before we got it to the boat. It didn't give a run the entire time it just swam normally. It was a bad entrance to shark fishing to me. I finally tighten the drag and popped the line. Ill send you a picture if you give me your email. I can't post pictures on here.
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We got it to the surface 5 times before we got it to the boat. It didn't give a run the entire time it just swam normally. It was a bad entrance to shark fishing to me. I finally tighten the drag and popped the line. Ill send you a picture if you give me your email. I can't post pictures on here.

Is a 6' balcktip good eatin' size? I'd love to get in to something like that.
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I'm not sure, bit I do know the bigger the fish is the less tastier it gets. If so you will have to bleed it or the meat will be bad. Blacktips usually range from 5 to 6 feet. There are some shark fishermen on here, hopefully they'll see the post.
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