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Can anyone give some helpful advice on Shark fishing? Fairly new to the sport, and having no luck. We've chartered boats and watched videos and read books on Shark fishing but arent catching anything! We do the 3 riggs @ 30, 60, and 90ft. Caught 1 blue shark last year, this year nothing in 4 trips.
Is it possible the chum we are using is no good(not foul smelling) like the chum on charter boats? Or is it location? On 7/28 went to 25 fatom line, 40.29---x72.00--- fished 7 hours, no bites. On 6/30 went to the Virginia wreck, caught some bluefish only. Is ther something we are doing wrong or missing? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. "It's Electric"
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I am using bunker chum in metal cans from mastic bait and tackle.The bait I am using is mackeral that I caught and cured in kosher salt, like a book said to do . I have also used fresh bluefish fillets when we catch them . I usually put on a whole mac, but have tried other ways. We did see a giant shark breach about 15 ft from the boat but never stopped or looked back [just keep swimming away]I've also started an iv drip bag this year with bunker oil. I Thought I was doing everything right according to all the research I did.
Thank you for all of your input, it is greatly appreciated. "It's Electric"
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