Shark fishing from the beach is a popular pastime practised by many experienced anglers. It is a well known fact that during summertime Sharks move from the deeper waters offshore into inland waterways and beaches.
Let’s dive right in.
The Sport of Shark Fishing from the Beach
The Sharks seek warmer, shallow waters to carry out mating rituals and to either lay eggs or give live birth. It is very important if you are interested in swimming or in landing huge fish from the bank.
There is no other type of fishing (that I know of) where the angler has an exceptional chance of hooking on to a 500lb plus fish while shark fishing from the beach.
I was introduced to shark fishing a few years ago from an old man on the Pensacola Pier. He really knew how to catch a big fish.
Equipment needed for Shark Fishing from the Beach
First of all you need a powerful reel for shark fishing: a 16/0 Penn Senator from a fishing supply shop. You also need some very strong line: 3000 yards of braided 80lb test and of course a rod to put it all on.
Ever since I met that old man on the Pensacola Pier I have had the addiction of Shark Fishing from the beach since. I have been shark fishing beaches all over the South Eastern United States combing the beaches and piers for just the right sandbar, just the right current and tide.
I normally rent a kayak from the local Beach Supply Store and sometimes camp outdoors, and sometimes I rent a hotel.
The bait is hard to come by, can be expensive and is often difficult to find. The best places to find fresh fish is at a fish market and usually Asian fish markets have a much wider selection to choose from.
The most successful baits are Spanish Mackerels, King Mackerels, Bonito, Jack Crevelle and Mullets.
Addicted to Shark Fishing from the Beach
Fishing from the beach or pier can sometimes bring in sharks over 10 feet long. If you try shark fishing once, you might get addicted, and rush out to purchase your own equipment. I think that Shark fishing is something the whole family can truly enjoy.
It’s not just about catching a shark. It’s about good friends, family and beautiful beaches.
If you have doubts about daring to try out shark fishing from the beach or not – don’t be afraid. Try it out and you will soon know why I love it so much.
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