Casting shark bait can be quite difficult since you’ve got to throw a pound or more of shark bait that is connected to a 6′ leader with an 8 oz. leader.
What you need to remember is that sharks have an incredible sense of smell and have no problem coming into waist deep water.
If you can only cast your shark bait 10-15 yards don’t worry.
Walk it out as far as you can, just make sure you are in the gut (between sandbars).
Once you get good at casting your shark bait , you should be able to throw it 30-40 yards.
You can cast it out or you can kayak it out.
I’ve also convinced a couple friends to use their surfboards to deploy shark bait, but this method is not recommended.
On the particular day we did deploy our shark bait with a surfboard, we got a hookup before he even made it back to the beach!
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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.
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.
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