When you are trying to catch a shark you need the right gear to get the job done, and you also have to know the approximate size shark you are trying to catch. If you are trying to catch up to a six foot shark then according to the wikihow website, you will need a reel that will hold a minimum of 350 yards of line. If you are fishing for a 6 to 8 foot shark then you will need at least 500 to 700 yards of line, for sharks greater than 8 foot a 800 to 1500 yards of black 100 pound line 5 to 7 fishing rod with a metal alloy reel seat and a fighting belt for the anglers lower back. You should also choose a bait based on the shark size you are trying to catch, it is recommended that 2 to 6 feet sharks enjoy baits such as whiting or ladyfish, for 6 to 8 mullet and sand trout are ideal and for sharks larger than 8’ or more use horse mullet 10-15 lbs. or jackfish. When going shark fishing you should a;ways go with another person once you have caught the shark and brought it to shore have one person hold its’ mouth open and the other should place the hammer inside the sharks mouth to keep his jaws open to take out the hook. Mari Dmowski
There are many different types of shark species; tiger sharks, white sharks, mako sharks, blue sharks, hammerheads and more. According to the website Wikipedia there are over 500 species of sharks and they can range from dwarf sharks 6.7 inches to giant whale sharks 40ft. long. Most all sharks live in salt water but some have been found in fresh waters like the river or bull shark. Sharks have long been in betted in our culture from movies about sharks like the famous “Jaws” movie of the 1970’s to video games, toys, restaurant names and memorabilia, sharks are a popular commodity. In other parts of the world sharks are used a natural healer for diseases and as cures, in the US you can buy shark liver oil capsules or oil which is used to help boost the immune system and heal wounds manufactures claim. In order to catch these beasts you can hop on a special shark charter boat these captains and crew are very familiar with catching these monsters and have all the proper gear and tackle to get the job done. One charter uses the technique of having three live fish as bait and one big dead kingfish as bait to lure the sharks in. By: Mari Dmowski SL Outdoor Magazine
Fishing can be quite different when you are catching sharks as opposed to small or medium sized fish, there are many different shark species such as the Hammerhead, Thresher, Bull and Mako just to name a few. Large sharks tend to stay in deep waters then there are the coral reef sharks that hang around the reefs or ship wrecks. Sharks put up a good fight and can weigh over 300 pounds and are exciting to catch. Sharks are generally not eaten by most in the US, there are certain charter boats that specialize in only shark fishing check your local fishing charter boat companies. Most all shark charters are catch and release or tag and release for marine exploration and marine biology studies. It is a good ideas to use a good fishing belt and harness along with the correct rod and reel and braided line can make a big difference in the shark catching and release process. It is recommended to use oily fish as shark bait such as mackerel and bluefish live or dead bait according to local fishermen get results.
There are many different species of sharks and some are fresh water sharks while others live only in salt water. The fresh water shark habitat is likely in warm water and lives in streams and rivers in tropical climates across the globe. Almost all shark species are carnivores and grow rapidly in the first year or two of life. Baby sharks grow inside their mothers just like humans, once the baby shark hits the water they tend to stay in schools and hide. Many fish aquarium owners have baby sharks in their fish tanks, sharks always make for an interesting conversation piece and are unique to look at no matter what stage of life they are in. According to Dondi Ratliff of Cuteness an online weekly, fresh water sharks they no teeth like the Rainbow and Red Tailed sharks are not carnivores but they eat a variety of food. When babies sharks are together in a fish tank and they are of different species they will likely show signs of aggression towards each other so when the baby sharks get bigger separate the two.
Fishermen don’t have to head out to the deep open depth waters to catch sharks they can even be caught from shore, which for beginning fishermen is the safest way. Sharks also tend to go into shallow waters at night so fishermen might have better luck catching one in the evening. Depending on what shark species you are trying to catch will dictate the specific type of bait that is recommended, generally speaking fresh live bait, squid and marine worms work best. Experienced fishermen that are divers as well may choose to spear fish for sharks which is challenging and really requires a lot of preparation, skill and physical capabilities when using a spear gun or another under water hunting tool you should always be accompanied by another diver fishermen who is courageous as well. When shark fishing different situations can arise no matter what type of shark fishing you are doing so being well accompanied is crucial. Different types of sharks have different reactions when being caught or hunted and are they are most active at night.
As far back as 420 million years ago sharks have been in our waters according to Wikipedia and in modern times we have over five hundred different shark species. The common of the shark species are the notorious Great White Shark, tiger sharks, blue shark, mako shark and hammerhead sharks. Sharks are rarely found in freshwater although the bull shark and river shark can survive in both salt and freshwaters. Sharks routinely go through sets of choppers they loose teeth and get new ones the teeth vary from shark type depending on their diet. Flat teeth shark feed on shellfish, while the pointy tooth sharks fish on other fish and sharks that feed on mammals a mix of teeth variations. Sharks have a keen sense of smell and can detect even the smallest amount of blood in the saltwater. It has been proven that sharks most imitate danger are humans, sharks are eaten in different parts of the world and sharks are also used a natural healing medicine for certain aliments and sharks jaws, teeth and fin are also sought after as a prize to many.
When fishermen are shopping for shark tackle it is very different then purchasing regular tackle for a day of fishing. If you are shark fishing it is crucial that you have the proper tackle including the rod and reel, a high quality fishing pole is key. While there are many to choose from at the tackle shop all different colors and price tags think about what type of shark you will be trying to catch? To help narrow down the selection, will you be catching a medium sized shark, a big shark over 8 ft. or sharks and large fish under 6ft? A good set of rod and reel can range in cost from a couple hundred to a thousands. Keep in mind you will need a a harness and a fighting belt these range from a couple dollars to over a hundred dollars. The belt and harness pole holder is important gear to have when fighting the sharks as stamina alone may not be enough and you don’t want to get physically hurt by pulling a muscle or blowing your back out. Finally, invest in good line there are certain things you can skimp on and others it’s just not worth taking the chance if you want to properly catch these water predators.