Catching Sharks Landbased

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Re: Catching Sharks Landbased

Postby Master-pro » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:00 pm

20lb is only 8-9 kg frozenpod, the by catch when fishing for gummies are rays, skate, other sharks and other big heavy fish. The lightest I would go is 40lb
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Re: Catching Sharks Landbased

Postby frozenpod » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:08 pm

Most sharks feed in the water colum, sure they might have a go at a bait on the bottom if it is right in front of them but it is unlikely.

20lb is fine IMO, it is what we typically use and have had zero issues landing heaps of gummies largest going 25kg, not to mention states of skates and other by catch.

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Re: Catching Sharks Landbased

Postby ducky » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:15 pm

My experience would say otherwise, been bitten off on 80lb more times then I can count lol.

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Re: Catching Sharks Landbased

Postby Master-pro » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:19 pm

Gummy sharks feed on the bottom there diet is mainly soldier crabs and they also scavenge
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Re: Catching Sharks Landbased

Postby frozenpod » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:20 pm

Not sure what you guys are doing but I've been bitten off once in the last 10 years or so.

For the last few years or we have been using 30lb braid backing with 30-40lb tough mono or fluro leader for gummies but I would have easily caught in excess of 100 gummies using 20lb mono. Landed the odd toothy in that time with mono as well.

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Re: Catching Sharks Landbased

Postby frozenpod » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:21 pm

Master-pro wrote:Gummy sharks feed on the bottom there diet is mainly soldier crabs and they also scavenge


Yep and crabs are awesome gummy bait.



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Re: Catching Sharks Landbased

Postby slinga » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:50 pm

ducky wrote:My experience would say otherwise, been bitten off on 80lb more times then I can count lol.


Absolutely. Sloth gillers with sharp teeth are a pain.
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Re: Catching Sharks Landbased

Postby Rod Bender » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:53 pm

Apart from Gummies, are any other sharks targeted to keep for the table?
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Re: Catching Sharks Landbased

Postby Wolly Bugger » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:08 pm

Rod Bender wrote:Apart from Gummies, are any other sharks targeted to keep for the table?
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From what I understand, schoolies and bronzies.

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Re: Catching Sharks Landbased

Postby frozenpod » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:20 pm

Plus mako's and theshers not sure of the others.



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