SUMMER SHARK FISHING
The shark fishing up here in the Northeast has really picked up, with water temps at the peak temperature for a prime consistent bite. As usual Saturday morning 3 a.m. we were on our way to the beach on a mission to catch sharks, and to film it for a YouTube video. We had everything set up and ready to go before the sun came up. It was a steady North wind which was blowing against the current creating some offshore swells and cool air temps. We had a few blue fish heads and one Mahi head, as you all know by now Mahi is our favorite bait so we had to rock-paper-scissors over who would be getting the Mahi head unfortunately I lost to Ellisa. We ended up getting two baits out before the sun was up right at about four hundred yards which had been a sweet spot for a few weeks now. The kayaking was prime.
It didn't take very long at all until the 30 wide went off. Something had picked up the blue fish head and just like that we we're on. It felt like a good shark nice head shakes a few decent runs. It ended up being a nice 8ft sand tiger shark. It's an awesome experience fighting a shark when the sun is just coming up over the horizon. After releasing the shark the sun was up enough to light up the ocean and we could see schools of bait boiling everywhere. Not sure what it was but something was really going off on the schools of bait possibly Bonita, or large Blue Fish maybe even Sandbar sharks. The Mahi head still out and untouched. We ended up running out two smaller baits about 200 yards out.
Not long after that Ellisa 6500 spinfisher was screaming she had total confidence in her 50 lb Bullbuster braid. She quickly smoked it in and got it to the surf. It was a juvenile sandbar shark I presume this is what was busting on the schools of Bunker. Soon after releasing her sandbar shark the 80 wide went off. Something had picked up the Mahi head teammate Ellisa made quick work of the shark, cranking it in with the 80 wide full of 100 lb test Bullbuster mono. She got it in, an 8 to 9 foot sand tiger shark. Quickly scurrying to de-hook the shark and release it while filming on are GoPros.
After successfully catching and releasing three sharks all before 7 a.m. we decided to call it and wrap things up before any beachgoers decided to show up. As we always try to avoid people when shark fishing, this is why we usually fish early in the morning or late in the night to avoid unwanted attention. As always the Bullbuster braid and mono performed spectacularly. Get out there and catch a sunrise, catch a fish, and spend more time fishing! Especially now during prime time!
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