I was at Johnson's beach about a month ago and we were fishing and caught a ton of blue fish. We eventually started chopping them up and casting them out and I am pretty sure it was sharks that were taking them. Our poles would bend and lines would break with in a minute of throwing them out, I even saw a shark about 5 or 6 feet leap out of the water. We are heading back in September and would like to catch some sharks from the shore. So i was wondering if anyone could offer any advice to help. I am from Missouri and obviously we have nothing even close to this around here, something tells me fishing for sharks is a little different than fishing for 10lb catfish! I am going to buy a Senator 13/0 reel, 40lb test main line, 30 feet of 100lb leader, and 6 feet of steel leader. Does this sound ok or do you recommend something different. Obviously this isn't something I am going to be using a lot, maybe a couple times a year. What about hooks? What type of bait do you recommend? What about time of day or any tips or suggestions. Also what type and size of sharks are prominent in the area?