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Hey all, i think i have talked to a few of you guys on other forums about a year ago

Well anyway I'll be in north Bethany july8 to july16. Every year I stay with my family at Bethany beach, and basically fish the entire time.

Last year i hooked into some big fish that my gear couldnt handle, But this year i come prepared with a 6500 baitrunner for catching smaller stuff, and then a Daiwa Sealine-x 50HV (caster) on a 12 foot Ocean master extra heavy rod for the sharks.

I'm rigging my shark rigs up now, and was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on how to approach my beach week, and what I should be expecting.

For any of you who shark fish- i would love to fish with you and learn from the true pros! I also probably have a few rigging questions for you.

If anyone wants to fish with me or help me out, message me on here or email me at b23ball23fisher@hotmail.com

Here is the rig that I have been making:

sharkrig1-1.jpg

its based on the Texas shark fishing website design

BEN

GOD BLESS

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ok, i'll check it out, thanks

so do you reccomend the haywire twist over the crimps?

again, thanks for the help

BEN

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Some charter guys I know recommend the twist, I'll start doing it after I use up what I already have made up.

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if you use cable or any stranded wire, you crimp it. if you use hard wire or single strand, you twist it. cable has a lot more flex to it, if you put a "kink" in hard wire it becomes a weak spot and is about useless.

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Hi Ben. That rig should work for ya. Good luck out there.

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I have a couple random questions for you guys:

hello,

Couple of random surf fishing questions:

I always try to catch my bait.....and i caught hundreds of croaker last year....

are they running this time of the year, and are they considered good sharkin bait?

How/ when do you set the hook on a shark with a j hook or circle? I dont know if you let him run with it or just cross his eyes as soon as you pick up the rod

how far back do you put your sand spikes from the water? I always seem to be messing around with my spikes for too much time due to the water coming up too close

thanks for all the help, sorry for all the questions

BEN

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Hey Ben,

croaker is good bait, dont think they are really in the surf yet, but I think someone posted that they caught a couple in the surf,,,kings are good baits as well.

when I here the rod zinging, I pick up the rod and try to set the hook,,,sometimes I am doing something else, playing in the water with the kids or fishing for something else or just relaxing in the chair,,,sometimes it take me a bit to get to the rod,,,most of the time with sharp hooks, the shark seems to get hooked without me even setting the hook.

my spikes are generally at the high tide line,,,as the tide goes out, I do move them up a bit, but when I am running 4 rods in the fall or spring, they stay put,,,for sharking, I only run 2 rods which are short 6' rods and move them as the tide goes out.

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Hey just wondering if any one has ever tried some different methods of getting your line out besides kayak's or kites? Also how does the kite method work? I guess the wind would have to be blowing off the land which means being attacked by the sand flies and mosquitoes.lmao.

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So someone else has thought of the slingshot idea. But what is the compressed air idea?:D

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click on the link - and watch the video - those guys have been around the northeast giving demonstrations...I never saw it in person myself, but my father has.

Biggest draw back for me is the fact that the baits need to be frozen :( well ok - that and the price....and the questionable legality...

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never mind, thanks for the link. That thing is crazy, think I could build one. There cost is just a little to steep.

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That link in his post, compressed air. Sorry, but I'm not paying $1200 for a pea shooter. I just watched their video. You have to freeze the bait, rig and weight all in one "popsicle" so it can slide down the tube. Well, I don't use frosen or bait that small. The shot he took only looked like it went 80 yards.

Nice idea and good concept, just needs to be bigger and more affordable.

Just build a potato gun and use a sabot for your rig.

Tell me about this "slingshot".....

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I haven't seen the slingshot sulution - only read about guys hooking up big slingshots on their pickup trucks. Do a google search for it- its discussed in a few other forums...I'll try to find a pic or good writeup on it.

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I thought about the slingshot just trying to figure out all the details, being an aircraft mechanic, that shouldnt be to hard. The only problem being the size it would have to be to get any good distances from it. Stil no one has told me how the kite works. Im sorry but you would need one big breeze to carry a three

oz sinker and line and the bait, and what kind of release mechanism would be used to drop the line?

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You can construct a kite any size you want. Just get some 40 mil plastic, aluminum strips and have at it. For a release you can use the same thing they use on outriggers. Only problem is you need the west wind....

I would be very interested in a slingshot. Only problem I see with that is the cost of the elastic. Dunno', maybe somebody will think of something....

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