Esoxhunter

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  1. Tremors. Surprised nobody said Warriors yet...
  2. This summer I used a 3' rub leader of 300 pound mono then the 25' of 50 pound shock leader tied to my 17 pound running line. It worked out pretty good. When that 300 pound rub leader got nicked I replaced it. This was north of AI. Its probably overkill that 300. Lots of sharks are caught at AI during drum season using 100 pound leader and a circle hook.
  3. I believe you're thinking too hard. Before I got 4wd I just walked over the dune at the parking lots and caught every kind of shark (good ones also) that you catch in the osv zone. I fished some lousy looking water because I could only get to water I could walk to. Didn't matter. My first choice is incoming water around dusk to midnight. But that is hardly a rule. Upgrade tackle to throw up to 10 ounces, reels must have at least 300 yard capacity. Put out 3 rods. Throw lots of bait! Rebait every 30 or so minutes at least. I use bunker. Average size bunker I will only get a head and three chunks. Use big chunks. Lots of days you will catch more sharks in daylight than you will at night for whatever reason. Casting distance is way overrated for sharks. Throw as big a chunk as you can as far as you can and it will be good enough. Just keep pitching fresh bait. If you go down this week I betcha you will still get into them. Probably gonna be a run of big sand tigers soon. One more thing. You will hookup much more if using a heavy mono leader and circle hook than steel leader. Make sure you use circles!!!!!! And have the right tools to unhook the beasts. Go with someone else first if you haven't done it yourself to get the idea. It ain't hard....
  4. Mine has been gone 4 years now. He was injured in the battle of the bulge. He would do anything for you. I was by his side the last night of his life while everyone else slept. Didn't seem right he should die alone. Think about him all the time!
  5. The biggest sandbar I've had on was a couple years ago. A long fight! Finally broke off in the wash I estimate it to be 7'. I thought it was gonna spool me but I turned it. This one a couple days ago was an entirely different critter! I did pick up a 6' sandbar a bit before the big critter came by. Sharks kicked my ass all day Wednesday, kept thinking there had to be a red mixed in there somewhere but nope. I did get a red at the top of the high tide night before.
  6. Wow that's a monster there Dave!
  7. Yea from my experience I'm thinking some kind of big shark excluding sand tiger. I've caught sand tigers to about 8' and they haven't run anything like this one. Same with rays. This thing never sat down like rays do. The ones I have caught anyway.Burned my thumb a couple times trying to slow it down. Funny thing is it acted just like Dave described. I'm not sure the dang thing knew it was hooked for the first part of the fight then it was over. Summer sharking friends and I have landed some large sandbars but always managed to turn them. This one seemed to be picking up speed the further away it got!
  8. Might be long but I am still shaking my head. Got down to AI Tuesday noon and drove around. Found a spot and set up. Caught a red top of the high tide. Then sharks. Next morning Sharks! Fishing 4 rods I had a couple double headers of them. Some guys were just south of me and CJ was just south of them. Nobody north that I could see.The guys just south of me left. Falling tide and bright sun. Threw out a big bluefish chunk and a short while later my north rod goes down. Now I am using a Daiwa Sealine 30SHA. Holds a bit over 300 yards of 17 mono. I run over and hook up. Fish takes off and I am thinking maybe big red. I do stop it after a bit and it heads north maybe 50 yards so I follow it. Something very heavy. I work it back in to maybe 100 yards of the beach, then off it goes again. This is no red. Now it starts heading south. I do stop it for a bit every once in a while and gain some line back giving me hope I can at least see the critter. Then it takes off heading offshore and south. I followed it for a bit hoping to stop it all the while I kept looking back to see if anyone was driving by to at least witness it. I estimate the battle to be about 10 minutes. Then it got pissed and took off. I was gonna get spooled. Was really laying into this fish and couldn't turn it. Wasn't gonna have it drag all that line around so when I got to the final 20 or so yards I really tightened up. Couldn't hold the rod up at this point so I pointed the rod at the fish and pulled snapping the line at the shock leader. Still shaking my head. Now I did have two different times earlier when my rod went down, clicker went off for a second then nothing and reel in and no hook from sharks. I am thinking some kind of big shark. What say you???? I didn't want this to get lost in the fish report threads. Anyone else run into big sharks the past couple days?????
  9. First time back on the sand in two years! Stopped by Kool Ice and they only had frozen bunker. Bought a flat and off I go. I did catch 14 or so spot for bait. Not sure I caught anything on the spot. The red came on a frozen bunker chunk during that northeast wind. I did end up with the usual suspects also, sharks and rays. Had a big sand tiger bite me off Friday night. Good chatting with everyone! Love to make another trip before the end of red season if I can.
  10. Hey Bev! Sure hope Terry feels better soon. I need to get back to AI. Haven't fished it in 2 years!
  11. Dude don't be an ass. Terry and Bev have been around a long time. Don't want to fish it just don't respond.
  12. I fish ultralight quite a bit. But I also fish 12" worms for bass haha! Forget the 5'6 rods. Get a quality ultralight rod in the 6'6" or 7' length. Casts further. Once you hook up you can handle the bigger fish much better on a longer stick. With a longer ultralight rod it will surprise you how much pressure you can put on a fish with light line.
  13. Thanks!
  14. Hey all I will be down with the family and will be going to 3 R's in a couple weeks. I am assuming it will be very crowded but the question is can I put up one of those pop up canopies? Like the 10x10 deals? We are gonna have a 2 year old with us and are wanting more shade that the usual umbrellas.