What bait to use for shark fishing

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What is good bait for shark fishing?

#1 The best bait for sharks, is not universal but more subjective to the area you are fishing. For example here in SE Florida we have a variety of fish that make excellent shark baits, which include Stingrays, Bonito, mackerel, jacks, mullet, amberjacks and many more.

What is the best time to fish for sharks?

Late Spring and Early summer is a great time to shark fish, some of the best! The water temps are warm but not too warm yet and sharks are just active and feeding and getting ready to give birth. 72-76 degrees are ideal tempatures. BE SAFE!

What is the best bait for bottom fishing?

Bucktail jigs, spinners and live bait are among some of the best bait for bottom fishing. The dragging motion causes the lure to bounce along, stirring up small clouds of sand or mud.

What size hooks for shark fishing?

For 8ft sharks and over: 16/0-20/0 sized hook. This is the size range you will generally fish when you are targeting large hammerheads, bulls and tigers. I do not see the need for a hook larger than a 20/0.

What to do if you hook a shark?

Use heavy tackle to minimize fight time.

HOOK LOCATION: Strike quickly to ensure the hook attaches in the corner of the sharks mouth and does not swallow your bait. If the shark is gut hooked, do not attempt to pull/tear remove the hook. Cut the line as close to the hook as possible.

What colors are sharks afraid of?

Since sharks see contrast colors, anything that is very bright against lighter or darker skin can look like a bait fish to a shark. For this reason, he suggests swimmers avoid wearing yellow, white, or even bathing suits with contrasting colors, like black and white.

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What do sharks hate?

Natural repellents

The Pardachirus marmoratus fish (finless sole, Red Sea Moses sole) repels sharks through its secretions. The best-understood factor is pardaxin, acting as an irritant to the sharks’ gills, but other chemicals have been identified as contributing to the repellent effect.

Why is shark fishing bad?

Today, some shark populations have decreased by 60-70% due to human shark fisheries. Such dramatic population plunges are not only dangerous for sharks but also for entire ecosystems. When shark populations decrease, a ripple effect can spread throughout the rest of the ecosystem.

Does the sinker go above or below the hook?

Many times I use a 3 way swivel. I used a long leader for the hook for live bait and a short leader for the hook if the are crabs stealing your bait. I also use sliding sinkers, sinkers with a hole in it. The line goes through the sinker and the hook on a long leader goes on the line below the sinker.

How do you rig for bottom fishing?

Chunk Bait Bottom Rig Setup

  1. Attach a 3-way swivel to the main line using a clinch knot.
  2. To the bottom-facing swivel ring, tie a stretch of monofilament (1 to 3 feet)
  3. To the end of this line, tie a pyramid sinker.
  4. Tie your leader line and hook to the remaining swivel ring.

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