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Old 05-23-2013, 05:09 PM   #1
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I've been hearing a lot of reports of Bonnethead sharks at J's Beach being seen, and I'd love to catch one (or any shark for that matter) . Any suggestions on bait, tackle, rig? I've not really done any shark fishing and would love to try.

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I always catch them on the flats on cocahoes.
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Those size sharks will be fun on a decent Spanish rod. Use a steel leader in the 40-60lbs range with a 6/0 circle hook. As far as bait goes you can use cut bait, mullet, strips/chunks of Bonita, anything oily. Don't want the bait to be to big, the Bonnet heads are about 3-4 foot so if it's a big mullet or lady fish cut it in half. Once you catch the shark take a picture and post! Are you going during the day or night, I'm curious if they are seeing them swim the banks during the day...
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