Catching Sharks Landbased

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Re: Catching Sharks Landbased

Postby frozenpod » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:32 am

Couple of points, water clarity not important, I have caught them in dirty water with high level of silt and crystal clear water.

At night full moon near tide change high or low is by far the best time to catch them.

Fishing landbased expect a 10% success rate.



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Re: Catching Sharks Landbased

Postby ducky » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:46 am

frozenpod wrote:Couple of points, water clarity not important, I have caught them in dirty water with high level of silt and crystal clear water.

At night full moon near tide change high or low is by far the best time to catch them.

Fishing landbased expect a 10% success rate.


cretts wrote:- new or half moon for mine, water clarity is much more important than anything though


Love how one persons go to conditions can be the same that another avoids.

I only know boat fishing for gummies. I haven't fished land based enough to form an opinion. I've seen some good reports from cretts in the past though.

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Re: Catching Sharks Landbased

Postby frozenpod » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:59 pm

I wouldn't call them go to or avoid other times as you can catch them at other times.

But the difference is likely to catch 1-2 fish vs 5-6 fish.

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Re: Catching Sharks Landbased

Postby tony_h » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:26 pm

i have never understood the myth about wire trace's. if a fish can detect a wire trace why cant they detect the hook.

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Re: Catching Sharks Landbased

Postby Drifta-X » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:46 pm

Don't need clear water by any meens.
Have a look at spit point, quite often you can't see an inch down.
I find more tide flow is better.

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Re: Catching Sharks Landbased

Postby ducky » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:09 pm

tony_h wrote:i have never understood the myth about wire trace's. if a fish can detect a wire trace why cant they detect the hook.


The last two gummies to be caught on my mates boat have come on my outfit with 2m of 100lb nylon coated wire. Fishing 4 identical baits on the same 8/0 hooks. 3x 80lb mono leader. And they've eaten the wire instead.

Having said that charter operators with 20x my knowledge of fishing swear by 80lb mono.



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Re: Catching Sharks Landbased

Postby frozenpod » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:35 pm

No clue on the wire. I have heard of it before but I don't use it fishing for gummies.

20lb mono leader is fine.

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Re: Catching Sharks Landbased

Postby ducky » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:48 pm

20lb mono leader for gummies and associated bycatch?

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Re: Catching Sharks Landbased

Postby frozenpod » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:55 pm

20lb is a good size for gummies.

Not impossible but unlikely to get onto a toothy whilst fishing on the bottom.

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Re: Catching Sharks Landbased

Postby slinga » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:59 pm

frozenpod wrote:20lb is a good size for gummies.

Not impossible but unlikely to get onto a toothy whilst fishing on the bottom.


Only 2 sharks that I know of that don't feed on the bottom are makos and great whites. Please explain your statement??
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