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Brown sharks

PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:07 pm
by RhettWheeler
Looking for any tips for inshore sharking.
Managed two 84" brown sharks recently and have been obsessed with figuring them out.

Currently am anchoring down near a ledge and drifting either live or chunked pogies with an average level of success.

A problem I'm encountering is having my livies evade the sharks. Eventually the sharks tire out and give up or just lose interest in general. It's a pretty spectacular thing to watch but I'm not out there to nature watch I'm trying to get hook ups. Is there anything I can do to keep the bait from being so evasive? Never thought a big pogy would be so athletic. Should I send an injured bait out? Dead baits instead?

I seem to get bites on live or dead but they prefer live from what I can tell.

Here's my currrent set up:

Shimano TLD 15; st croix 7' med heavy boat rod
50# braid to fg knot to 130# mono roughly 8'" to about 2' of twist on wire and a 10/0 live bait hook.
Suspending baits under a balloon.

Re: Brown sharks

PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:19 pm
by RhettWheeler

Re: Brown sharks

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:49 am
by RhettWheeler
Seems like injured bait is the ticket. Still alive, but panicking.

Re: Brown sharks

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:07 am
by dahlberg
Try to figure out a way to "anchor" the bait so it cant swim quite as freely. Like bigger balloon, shorter distance between bait and balloon, dropper weight off three way on bottom, hook suspended..etc.