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Old 05-30-2013, 10:42 PM   #1
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I have been vacationing to the Pensacola area for many years and have always wanted to shark fish from the beach. Does anyone have any good suggestions for rods, reels, and bait???
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My first shark was a five foot nurse shark I fought for 3.5 hours on a surf fishing spinning combo that cost $45.99. The reel was done after the fight but it worked fine for what I had.

I put a 5 alt circle hook on a 2 ft 'ready rig' steel leader. I caught a lady fish, fileted it and hooked up one of the filets. I then casted it off the first bar into the trough.

You probably won't catch any big'uns doing it this way but I have caught several 4 ft'ish blacktips and the nurse shark which is all I want to deal with. I do use better spinning gear now with 400+ yards of 15 lb braid but I cast everything.

You don't have to break the bank to catch a shark off the beach but better gear helps.

Enjoy.
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Ok thank you did you make your own leader or did you buy one
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I buy them.

I am a low impact LBSF. I don't want to catch a 500 lb bull. I figure it is over 200-250 lbs then it can have it.
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Haha yes, do you think if you go to a local fish market they could give you the heads of the fish for the day?
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you can catch relatively big sharks on light gear.

these ones were caught on a 12 and 13ft surf rods, daiwa sealine 50sha/ Abu 9000, 30lb mono, 250lb wire, 10/0 circle hook and cast off the beach about 80 yards into a close gut.





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Old 05-30-2013, 11:51 PM   #7
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Nice, are you aware with the line of hotels along the Pensacola beach.? If so is shark fishing there decent
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Nice, are you aware with the line of hotels along the Pensacola beach.? If so is shark fishing there decent
oh, it might be...



i feel pics speak louder than just answering. lol
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Where are you catching these sharks at
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Last June it was easier to catch sharks than bait fish. There are loads of sharks out there.
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