Shark Fishing

What are your favorite shark fishing techniques?

Shark fishing is an art form in and of itself. While it is not very hard to catch a shark there are steps you can take to catch more sharks and to catch bigger sharks. My first advice is to use chum. Chumming is not essential but it will increase your catch dramatically. The Shark’s main asset is its keen sense of smell. It can smell blood in the water for instance at distances over one mile away. When chumming the key concept to remember is to never allow the chum slick to become interrupted. You can buy chum blocks from most bait store that come in a fine plastic mesh bag. You need to also buy a chum cage made of metal. You simply put the chum bag into the cage and hang it from the area you will be fishing. If there is heavy current you will want a coarsely ground chum. In light current you should switch to a more finely ground chum that will disperse slowly and evenly. It should generally take fifteen to thirty minutes for the chum process to be effective. Again keep an eye on the chum bag, if the block gets mall you need to replace it to keep the chum slick continuous. For bait use either live or freshly killed or cut bait. Oily fish work best, nothing will beat a cut chunk of Barracuda for catching sharks. You will of course need a heavy braided wire leader and large hook that is very sharp.

Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

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