Published on Apr 29, 2015
Wow, have you ever seen a Bait Caster do this? The Sand Blaster Bait Caster can launch your bait 300 plus yards and help you pull in the big fish in the ocean while you sit and relax on the beach. This is an awesome fishing cannon and makes fishing more fun when you can reel in some big ones, especially big sharks!
Kayaking your shark bait is the best way to haul out those large baits.
If you get serious about shark fishing and buy a extra large reel you can haul out your baits several hundred yards and go for the big boys.
Additionally they are quite fun to play in the waves when the fishing is slow.
Spinning Tackle for Sharks
Spinning tackle is excellent for targeting sharks off the beaches and estuaries, where the easily-operated drag system can be used to fight the fish.
It is generally the easiest to use and is therefore recommended for first-time shark anglers.
The “Perfect” Spinning Rod and Reel for Sharks
A 7-to-10 foot heavy spinning rod with fast action. Depending on the area fished, anywhere from 7-foot (inshore) to 10-foot (beaches) – heavy rods will have enough backbone for fighting sharks. A fast action will also allow for more powerful hook-sets.
A heavy spinning reel. Choose a reel rated for 40-to-50 pound test line.
A Spinning reel with a low-gear ratio. A lower gear ratio, which means that the spool will revolve relatively slowly when the handle is cranked, gives you more power to muscle sharks to the boat or shore.
Conventional Tackle for Sharks
When targeting sharks from a boat, a pier, or near structures that may cause breakoffs -- conventional tackle allows for more leverage over spinning tackle because of the physics of the rod-and-reel setup -– the line reels in parallel to the rod, and the reel sits on top of the rod, rather than below.
The “Perfect” Conventional Rod and Reel for Sharks:
A 7-to-10 foot heavy casting rod with fast action. As with spinning tackle, a heavy rod will have enough backbone for fighting sharks. A fast action will also allow for more powerful hooksets.
A heavy conventional reel. Choose a reel rated for 40-to-50 pound test line. A Conventional reel with a low gear ratio. As with the spinning tackle, a lower gear ratio gives you more power to muscle sharks to the boat or shore. Conventional reels give added leverage when compared with a spinning outfit, which can be particularly useful when fishing from a boat or pier.
How To Rig a Shark Bait using Zip Ties
Once you’re happy with your placement you can walk back to the beach and place your rod in a holder.
I recommend a 2-3″� PVC type rod holder about 4-5′ long
This will keep your reel out of the sand and the corrosive salt water. Also having the rod this high will keep the line out of the sand therefore prolonging the life of your main line.
Once its in the rod holder be sure to loosen your drag. You want it tight enough so the waves don’t pull it out, and loose enough that a shark won’t realize he just picked up a dinner.