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Old 05-16-2015, 01:15 PM   #1
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I'm coming down shark fishing, I want to use my kayak and go try to catch bait for the next week or so. I plan to paddle out from the beach somewhere between 500 yards to 3 miles or so.

I'm trying to find info on what gear I should take with me, in search of Bonita or other larger fish for bait. I was told I could stumble upon schools of Bonita out there. I will have a conventional and a spinning rod with me out there. Any suggestions on what I could target out there? What should I use when targeting this?

Slightly vague questions... Looking for any help or suggestions!

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Old 05-16-2015, 01:18 PM   #2
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Spanish, Kings, bonita all will be in that range. Cigar minnows trolled on a wire king rig will catch all of them.


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First off, go to Walmart and pick up a few sabiki rigs for $1 (make sure they're the really small hooks). Next, make several duster rigs like the one in the picture, using 40-50 lb wire. Use the sabiki rigs in the first several hundred yards in the gulf to get live cigar minnows or menhaden. You can also use dead frozen ones from bait shops. Put the j-hook straight up through the eyes of the cig or menhaden or else it may spin unnaturally and scare off the fish. You'll catch mostly Spanish and Kings, but may also get some Bonito or Mahi Mahi. Hope this helps. Good luck! And also bring some pliers. Everything in the gulf has teeth!
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Mahi will come in that close? Or is that a random freak accident for that to happen?
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There's been some caught lately. Usually not big Bulls, but mahi is mahi regardless of size.


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That's really exciting! I've never caught a Mahi before. That would make for a good day! You guys are all extremely helpful! I want to learn as much as I possibly can
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Every so often. Even catch em on the piers sometimes. Here's mine from last year. You can see the Pcola beach ball behind me.
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Well, since we're throwing pics up... Lol. Here's mine from
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Those are both awesome! I am most likely going out tomorrow. Hopefully I can get something cool. What other fish sometimes wander closer to shore? Curiousity has me intrigued now...
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Blackfin tuna and sailfish


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