Any tips? Shark fishing from pier.

TheJollyRoger

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Interested in going to try and catch a thresher shark from the Newport/Huntington pier. Any suggestions on best times to go, and what kind of bait to use? I plan to use some frozen bonito on a 4/O hook. Plan to catch and release.
 
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Hiimhaiii

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Last season at HB pier, on my way back to land, maybe 10 ft closer in from the bait and kite store is; I saw a regular setting up two rods and hooked up to a 3ft smooth hound before he had a chance to even get his second rod out.

He was using thick mono(50% I guess) to swivel and steel wire to a big hook. Mustv’e been 7/0 or 8/0...he baited a partially filleted mackerel.

I usually catch small leopards and sand sharks there and seal beach before the construction. Those guys eat anything, I used 2 oz Carolina rig for those.


I would love to catch a big one-off the pier. I’ll be putting more time out at HB pier this season.
 
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TheJollyRoger

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Jun 7, 2019
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Newport
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Jon
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Last season at HB pier, on my way back to land, maybe 10 ft closer in from the bait and kite store is; I saw a regular setting up two rods and hooked up to a 3ft smooth hound before he had a chance to even get his second rod out.

He was using thick mono(50% I guess) to swivel and steel wire to a big hook. Mustv’e been 7/0 or 8/0...he baited a partially filleted mackerel.

I usually catch small leopards and sand sharks there and seal beach before the construction. Those guys eat anything, I used 2 oz Carolina rig for those.


I would love to catch a big one-off the pier. I’ll be putting more time out at HB pier this season.
Thanks! I’ll be trying out a few different methods now!
 

Hismosa

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The same way as catching a 300 lb. Mako shark from a kayak. The only difference is that you have to throw the flying gaff an extra 40 to 50 feet.
You're gaffing a fish and then releasing it? What?
 

garlicsalt

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Make live macs from the pier and try a balloon to float it out and away from the pier. Put the clicker and wait and hope.
 
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