Brown Sharkin’ the Surf
Season 05 » Show 12
It’s shark week here at On The Water TV!
We start off watching On The Water contributing writer Roy Leyva and a group of friends take to the sand on the south-facing beaches of Cape Cod looking for big brown sharks on a warm midsummer night. Watch the anglers do battle with these toothy brutes that can weigh in excess of 100 pounds!
Then Greg Skomal of the Massachussetts Division of Marine Fisheries gives us the lowdown on brown sharks in Cape waters, describing their range, diet and habits.
Show Location: Southside Cape Beaches
Gear: Shimano Baitrunner 6500, Daiwa Sealine-X, 65-pound test Berkley Fireline
Rigging: For brown sharks, the best option for your main line is braided line because its low diameter gives your reel greater spool capacity without sacrificing strength. To the main line a monofilament shock leader of at least 80-pound and 3 to 5 feet in length is attached with either an Albright knot, a uni-to-uni knot, or other strong mono-to-braid connection. To the shock leader, a 6- to 18-inch steel leader is tied with a swivel haywire twisted to one end, and a 8/0 to 10/0 live bait hook haywire twisted to the other.
Hot Bait/Lure: Dead eels fished on the bottom