Author: Bullbuster Team
Shark Profile: The Tiger Shark
Tigersharks are one of the most sought after and rarest land-based shark fishing targets. These fish are literally not scared of a thing and their whole demeanor reflects it. If you are targeting tiger sharks beef up everything when it comes to your tackle.
These sharks are not hard to ID, like a tiger they have large stripes and their face is a lot squarer than most sharks. Their teeth have a unique shaped made to tear through pretty much anything. For this shark you want to use single strand wire because it is a lot harder than cable.
Big game reels (14/0 Penn Senators, 80-130 wide Lever Drag Reels)
12/0-24/0 size circle hooks (See Choosing Shark Hooks)
Shark Rig Materials:
3-4 feet of 19 wire with 20 feet of 600-1000Lb grander leader material
Like we mentioned earlier, these fish really are not scared of a thing and their fight style reflects it. They are strong when they want to be, but will sometimes swim as if they donâ€™t even know they are hooked. They may come all the way in toward the beach and then head 400-500 yards offshore. They usually swim slowly and deliberately.
Important Tips For Release:
Since tiger sharks are not scared of much they donâ€™t stress themselves out too much. Take your pictures, but get this shark in the water as soon as you can. (Find Out How To Prevent Shark Fatalities)
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