Bait Fishing Tips for Sharks and Stripers in the Surf

OTW editor Jimmy Fee walks through the gear and rigging for dead-sticking baits for big fish at night

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Using fishfinder rigs and bait-fishing basics for targeting sharks, stripers, and bluefish from sandy beaches. OTW editor Jimmy Fee walks through the gear and rigging for dead-sticking baits for big fish at night in the surf using bait-feeder reels, heavy-duty sand spikes, and glowstick strike indicators.

Featured Tackle

Rods: Emblem Pro Surf Rods (1202MHFS)
Reels: Daiwa Free Swimmer BR 8000 and 10000
Mainline: 65-pound-test Braided Line
Topshot: 14 feet of 130-pound-test monofilament
Braid to Topshot Connection: FG Knot
Topshot to Swivel Connection: 5-Turn Clinch Knot
Rigging: Braid-Friendly Fishfinder, Plastic Bead
Sinker: 6-ounce Frog Tongue
Swivel: #1/0 Spro Power Swivel
Leader: 8″ Malin Hard Wire #11
Hook: 10/0 8386 Tournament Circle Hook 3X
Bait: Fresh Dead Eels
De-Hooker: Bubba 12″ Hook Extractor
Night Vision Camera: Aurora Pro

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