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.
Thanks! I’ll be trying out a few different methods now!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.