Author: Bullbuster Team
When you are landbased shark fishing you often have to deal with either crashing waves, or ripping current. The best way to keep your bait in one spot is to literally tie it to a rock. Here are a few pointers that can save you a lot of time, trouble, and tangles and ultimately lead to you catching more sharks.
Tips For Making A Basic Weight For Landbased Shark Fishing
1) Make sure you are using a rock that is between 10-15lbs
Trust us you will be happy you picked a big rock, the last thing you want is for one bait to get pushed in by heavy surf and for the rest of your lines to get completely tangled. If you are fishing in some extreme surf or an inlet with very heavy current, you may want to go a little bigger.
2) Save Time & Knots Go Heavy On Your Mono
When tying your rock we recommend tying it with at least 125Lb test mono. If you go any lighter you are going to end up having to tie a bunch of knots. With 125Lb test you will usually be good to go with one knot.
3) Give Yourself A 5 Foot Piece Of Mono Between Your Rock & Your Hook
You want the shark to be able to pick your bait up and move around with it a bit before it feels the tension of the rock.
4) Tie The Line Connecting Your Rock Directly To Your Hook
The second your shark picks the bait up it will cut off the rock trust us. Don't worry about the shark dragging around your rock. The only time that is going to happen is if you hook a nurse shark, and in that case you probably won't care anyways.
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Check out some other articles about shark fishing here on bullbuster.net
How To Shark Fishing Articles
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Proper Hook Placement For Landbased Shark Fishing - This article talks about (and shows you with pictures) how to hook your baits in order to get more hookups. (This article talks mostly about J-Hooks we prefer if you use circle hooks, we will be putting up an article on that soon.
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Landbased Shark Fishing Culture
How To Get Started In The Landbased Shark Fishing World- This article gives you some rules of thumb to conserve the sport for years to come, some communities to join, and some people to talk to if you are just starting out with landbased shark fishing.
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Shark Fishing (A Look Back In The Logs) - This article written by Bullbusters founder talks about the history of landbased shark fishing, specifically the South Florida Shark Club, and how the right to sharkfish is often tested and must be protected. It also is why as a member of the sport you must remember that you are an ambassador for all shark fishermen, and when you do something at your beach it affects many other anglers in the sport.
Landbased Shark Fishing Reports
Hurricane Hermine Shark Fishing Report - In this report #BullbusterAmbassador True Blue has one heck of a fishing trip during hurricane Hermine. Looks like the storm couldn't stop this team from landing a number of sharks and having a great time on the beach.
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Team Ninja Sharkers Takes On The Blacktip Migration - JD from team Ninja Sharkers lands some nice blacktips on light tackle during the blacktip migration.
BlacktipH Gets Some Awesome Footage Of The 2015 Blacktip Migration (You Need To See This) - BlacktipH is known to have the best quality footage of the Blacktip migration hands down. His footage has been featured on CNN, National Geographic, as well as a number of local news channels. He is most known for his Youtube channel which actually is the most subscribed fishing youtube channel on the planet.
Shark Fishing From Keys Bridges - Florida keys bridges are always a great place to hang out and catch some nice sharks.
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