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How do you rig a shark for surf fishing?

How do you rig a shark for surf fishing?

Slide the sinker rigs swivel eye onto the leader, then slide on a plastic bead as well. Next, attach the wire and hook portion of the rig to the leader section by tying it onto the swivel using a uni knot. The beauty of this simple surf fishing shark rig is that the weight can freely slide along the line.

What rig is best for surf fishing?

The 3 Rigs You Need for Surf Fishing

  1. Fishfinder Rig. The bait line slides up and down the main line, allowing live bait to swim freely.
  2. Fireball Rig. Brightly colored floats on the dropper lines lift the bait off the sea bottom so it can’t be picked apart by tiny fish and marauding crabs.
  3. Double-Drop Bottom Rig.

What is the best bait for shark fishing from the surf?

The best bait for shark fishing on the beach is natural cut bait. And not just natural bait—but the most oily fish you can get your hands on. The stronger the scent the better. Mullet in the gulf coast and Menhaden on the east an west coast make great shark bait.

How long should a shark rig be?

An 8- to 10-foot-long surf rod is usually ideal for catching sharks from shore.

How much drag do you need for shark fishing?

A reel with at least 25 pounds of maximum drag capacity is necessary for sharks over 100 pounds. Smaller sharks will require reels with 15 to 20 pounds of maximum drag pressure.

What size hooks for surf fishing?

2/0 hooks are the best all around hook size for surf fishing. A 2/0 circle hook will catch smaller fish like whiting and pompano but are also big enough to catch bluefish, mackerel, fluke, flounder, redfish, snook and tarpon too.

What weight should I use for beach fishing?

Standard beach casting tackle is 15lb (0.35mm diameter) mainline and a 5oz (150g) lead weight. These are the tackle ratings that are most consistently successful for casting distance and keeping tackle anchored in tide. However, line diameter and sinker size can be adjusted to suit fishing conditions.