I'm New to thresher shark fishing. Tips anyone?

Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by leadboat, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. leadboat
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    I'm new to shark fishing. I have a boat in san diego bay. Where is the closest place to go? Whats the best way to get them ( troll or chum)? Also anything else that might help me get one
  2. JiGGZ
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    Do NOT Lip grip them.

    Ask Brad he gets them....I am sure you will get good info. BDers get many.
  3. MikeyLikesIt
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    Got any Bait-O-Matics? Got a flying gaff or 2? Got any good, experienced boat ho's?

    I do. PM me.

    Mots taught me the basics.......Im gettin one this year!

    ........of course, an OPAH would be nice too........ :rolleyes:

    edit: Oh, to answer your questions.....you would typically troll for T's; rapalas, BOM's tipped with a live mackie on downriggers........

    work the edges of canyons or wherever you meter bait balls......lots of slow trolling......
  4. KC Kevin
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    Here's a tip, and one you can use for other fishing techniques as well:

    Use the search tool up at the top and try different keywords. There are great threads on this board about sharking. Go find them.
  5. leadboat
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    Thanks for the help. I went out today and got some bait o matics. The guy I bought them from said they sucked the way they came and told me to rerigg it with heaver cable and to replace the inside hook with a large treble hook.
  6. ?? fisherman
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    A treble is totally unnesesary!

    Rerig it - yes

    Treble - NO

    The unknown fisherman:p:
  7. Az.monkey
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    Where did you get them at ? re-rig with a treble LOL
  8. SS Tippy Canoe
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    dropper loop and anchoives are the way to go, trolling for them just scares them away
  9. Double Z
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    I've seen posts where the rear hook was a treble. What this is for is to tail snag the fish. If you re-rig with two single hooks, you still risk a tail snag but increase your odds of a mouth hook. The difference in fight is impressive. I'm considering running the rear hook or even both as a circle with no offset. If you have a good ho, try and have them watch the spread. When you see your setup get whacked, stop the boat and wait. 10-15 minutes sounds like a long time to me but I only had to wait a few seconds.

    Added later:

    When I re-rig my BOM's I typically use heavier multi-strand wire and have 15' or so between the swivel and the bait. Remember, even a 200lb fish is about 12' long and that tail will cost you a lure when it hits the mono/flouro. I do not re-use the original BOM wire for anything other than bait rigs for light tackle sight fishing. I had one BOM that had frayed wire right out of the package.
  10. Matrix
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    I would definitely re-rig your BOM. Last season we lost a very large T when the factory rigged BOM failed. Their crimping technique leaves a lot to be desired.

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