Shark fishing is a very lively sport, but it doesn’t have to be a messy one. The proper handling of sharks during and after you catch them is going to lead to a lot more fun while you’re fishing not only for you, but for the finned beasts you are hauling. Would you like to learn a bit more about the art of shark fishing? Let’s a take a look together.
Work smarter, not harder for shark fishing.
You may think that catching sharks requires huge, coffee-can sized equipment, but this is not true. The same tackle that was once used for catching school blue-fin tuna works very well for catching sharks. Because modern fishing equipment uses braided lines with a smaller diameter, we are able to spool a lot more line on smaller rigs. Smaller, much more powerful reels have evolved in recent years, and these are the types of reels you want for your shark fishing trip.
Use the chum!
Chum is a bloody mix of fish parts that sharks just love. To lure your big game, you should take two big buckets of chum and set them up in the water, tied at the bow and at the stern. As the boat moves, the chum will flow and this will create a chum slick sure to attract some fine sharks. Once the two initial buckets are gone, one bucket at the midship cleat should do just fine for the rest of the day.
Catch and release!
As fun as it is to catch sharks, they should be released if they are not being eaten. Check with your local regulations for more specific information on how many you can keep or if you can keep them at all. No matter what your local regulations are, it is commonly agreed that catch and release is the best method to keep shark populations healthy and thriving.
There are many other things to talk about when it comes to shark fishing, so tune in for more information!
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