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Old 09-03-2013, 02:02 PM   #1
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This weekend if the water is calm I am going to go just off the beach and try for some blacktips. I am not trying to catch a monster 6' is about as big as I want to try to handle along side the yak (PA 14). I will have one other person with me to help land it. Since this is my first time intentionally targeting them, I want to ask if there is any advice other than "don't do it" . Looking for ideas on rigs, baits, chum or no chum should I anchor or drift things like that. I'm fairly experienced with kayak fishing, and I have caught sharks on the yak before but my biggest in the kayak is probably 3' or so. I will probably be out there early saturday and fish most of the day if I can maybe come in for lunch and hit it in the evening again. Anyone that wants to tag along is welcome. We may have our families on the beach as well. I've been trying to get to them from the surf, but the dang grass is just too thick. Any input is welcome, thanks.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:06 PM   #2
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i have caught plenty of sharks from my kayak 10+ foot, make sure whoever your back up is confident in their skills have a tail rope readily available. Also if you are keeping the one a good knife to gut the shark. oh and make sure your gaff's are strong a broken gaff can ruin the chances of this in a heartbeat
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Since you're obviously not gonna put a gaff all the way through one, where would you reccomend gaffing them?
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i suggest wearing it out then put one gaff in the corner of the mouth, and having the other guy at gaff the tail to get a tail rope on. thats the route i took. carry a little bat too. a little clubbing wouldnt hurt.
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SOooooooo what you're saying is I need a longer gaff! lol And I don't leave home without my bat, there will be some clubbin for sure.
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a long gaff is better haha
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Catching sharks in a kayak..... and they said I was crazy when I posted bout going to the rigs in a 14ft jon boat... sheesh.... you guys are nuts.
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Ive found the best way to catch a shark from a kayak is to try to NOT to catch a shark from a kayak. Sheesh.

I dont know what it is about pink 2oz spro jigs but they love them!
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Ive found the best way to catch a shark from a kayak is to try to NOT to catch a shark from a kayak. Sheesh.

I dont know what it is about pink 2oz spro jigs but they love them!
tip that jig with a piece of Bonita belly and jig for flounder. That will catch a shark about every third cast. Some freaking giants will eat it......

If I were planning on keeping one I would make sure my partner had a tail rope to help control it.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:21 PM   #10
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Its like anything else, you catch everything except what you're trying to. I saw a show with some guys catching them from a paddleboard so Im not too worried. The pro angler is a pretty stable platform

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