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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-04-2016, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Sandy hook

I'm thinking about taking the kids down to the hook to do some surf fishing. They've never caught anything from the ocean and I know people don't target them, but I'm hearing that the dog bite is on. What kind of setup would I need for them? I've only ever caught them off a boat so surf fishing for them will be new to me but I know they'll enjoy getting on a few of them! Any help would be great! Thanks!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-05-2016, 04:42 PM
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Re: Sandy hook

Dog bit is def on in south jersey. Was there yesterday. I Used my typical shark rig that includes wire leader because you never know if a sandbar or sand tiger is early. You can prob get by without a shock leader but their skin is plenty tough and their tails will whip through and fray/ break light mono or braid.

Use a basic fish finder rig, just enough weight to hold bottom and use cut bunker chunks about an inch wide or so. They were pounding bunker so I was rationing it. Could get three belly steaks, a tail and the head from the whole.

I used 10/0 and 8/0 octopus circle hooks.


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Re: Sandy hook

Never targeted them but caugh many on the standard high low surf rig used for stripers..

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Re: Sandy hook

Thanks!! I'm hoping to get on some! Anything would be fun but I think they'd get a kick out of catching those
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Re: Sandy hook

They should be out there. Got some hits on squid but bunker hits were so much faster. Got 3 in my first 4 casts. The first hit before I even had a chance to dial my drag as I was settling it into the sand spike. Make sure to use circle hooks. All 15 yesterday were hooked in mouth/ lip. Only gut hook was a pesty skate that I had to snip off a 3$ shark hook on.

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Re: Sandy hook

I'm definitely going to use circle hooks, I have some 7/0 in my catfish bag but I'll pick up some bigger ones this week....I have 50lb braid on my catfish rods which are 9' so thats what I'll be taking...do you think I still need leaders for them? This whole surf fishing thing is all new to me lol
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Re: Sandy hook

If you're fishing sandy hook the sandbar and sand tiger sharks aren't up there yet. Doggies don't have "teeth" so you'd prob be fine without wire. I go over kill and use full shark rig cuz south jersey should be getting toothy sharks in a week or so.

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Ok...thanks for the info! Hopefully the fish cooperate!
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