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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > November 2017 > Essential Beach Shark Fishing Tackle & Gear for Next Trip
If you happen to be a bit of an adrenaline junkie, beach shark fishing might be right up your proverbial alley. Keep in mind that sharks are powerful fish that command a great deal of respect. This means that having the right shark fishing gear is crucial for safety and success.
Some of the species that can be caught while beach shark fishing include hammerhead sharks, blacktip sharks, lemon sharks, spinner sharks, bonnethead sharks, and nurse sharks. While many of these species can get rather large, the majority of the sharks that are targeted while beach fishing are 7 feet or less.
Are you wondering what type of shark fishing gear for beach anglers is best? Look for heavy-duty shark fishing tackle and gear that has been made for strong saltwater adversaries.
While these are examples of saltwater gear and tackle that you can use when targeting sharks from the surf, you should always check your state fishing regulations to make sure your gear is within the legal requirements.
As you prepare for your first beach shark fishing adventure, keep in mind many shark species feed more actively in warm water (water temperatures in the mid-70s and up). Keep this tip in mind when considering the timing of your trip, and when deciding which places might make the best shark fishing spots.
From there, all you have to do is bring along a friend, a pair of release gloves, and a commitment to caution and shark fishing safety.
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Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, women’s sport fishing advocate, IGFA world record holder, and freshwater guide living in Southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has appeared in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. To learn more about her work, visit shefishes2.com or follow her on Instagram @shefishes2.
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