In order to catch sharks it is recommended to use fresh live shark bait not frozen or few day old live bait. Shark bait can be expensive to buy at a bait shop spit has been recommended to head to your local fishing piers. If you see a fishermen with some freshly caught fish such as jack crevasse, bonitos, whiting or other good size fish make him/her an offer a couple of dollars for your fresh catch? Chances are most fishermen will accept and hand you over a fresh caught fish then you can turn around and go shark fishing or the very next day. If you want to catch your own shark bait use a lightweight rod or anglers also use a cast net. Cast nets can be a little difficult to use if you are new to them but once you get the hang of it you will catch more than just a few shark bait fish. The net should be thrown if possible a little a ways from in front of a school of fish so they will swim right into the net. Some anglers say using the sharks enemy for bait such as the barracuda works well in catching sharks.
CATCHING BAIT BONITA FISHING
The Bonita type fish is also part of the scombridae family and looks like a large mackerel they are found in the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea according to wikipedia. The bonita is a scally fish with dorsal fins they tend to travel in schools and can grow to be 30 inches long. Bonita fish swim in water depths of 15ft or deeper and some angler recommend a variety of live and dead baits, lures, small plugs, even feathers work well. The bonita is not popular with every palates but they can be eaten they are oily and have light and dark meat inside. In other parts of the world the bonita is often commonly eaten. To catch bonita light tackle works well and since the bonita are always in schools or swimming with other types of schools it is very common to catch more than one bonita at a time. The bonita has spots around its pectoral fin and have stripes towards the top they are tourquise and silver and some have patches of yellow or pinkish hues throughout as well.