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#10761772 - 04/12/15 12:38 PM Surf casting reel for Sharks
xtremehunter82 Offline
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Registered: 11/27/07
Posts: 6
I'm looking to get into some land based shark fishing. Ive read tons of stuff online as far as what reels are good but I thought I would ask here also. More than likely will be put on a 6'6"/7' boat rod. Ive been eyeballing older Penn 6/0 and 9/0. Ive heard 4/0 can do the job on smaller sharks but would like a bit of insurance if I get hooked up on something large. Ive read the newer model graphite Penn Senators are junk, but thats just what Ive read. I have also been looking at a more budget friendly Penn Fierce 8000 instead of conventional style reels. Have a few smaller Battles and they are great. What do you shark fishing guys use?

#10766200 - 04/13/15 10:25 PM Re: Surf casting reel for Sharks [Re: xtremehunter82]
sps468 Offline

Registered: 01/02/11
Posts: 106
I use all Peen 114's and Peen squall 2 speed. Might want to use a kayak to get the baits out there.

#10781484 - 04/20/15 12:01 PM Re: Surf casting reel for Sharks [Re: xtremehunter82]
J.StoneRepairs Offline

Registered: 09/03/13
Posts: 240
Loc: Waco
I'm sporting an abu garcia BG10000 with upgraded CF drag system and 400yds of 50lb braid and a 12' okuma longitude heavy surf rod. Hopefully it will hold up to a decent fish.

#10781816 - 04/20/15 01:32 PM Re: Surf casting reel for Sharks [Re: xtremehunter82]
xmatador Offline

Registered: 03/16/11
Posts: 198
Good luck casting anything with a 6/0 and a boat rod! I have that setup and cannot cast with it. I read that a guy could cast a 6/0 but it was probably with a long and flexible rod. You are going to need a kayak!

#10782157 - 04/20/15 03:21 PM Re: Surf casting reel for Sharks [Re: xtremehunter82]
Bluwave Mike Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/18/03
Posts: 4014
Loc: Kaufman County
If you wading and casting for sharks good spinning or big bait casters are fine. Like xmatador said if you were yakking baits you would need big reels.

#10859229 - 05/20/15 05:48 PM Re: Surf casting reel for Sharks [Re: xtremehunter82]
seanpwilliams98 Offline

Registered: 07/18/14
Posts: 201
Get a bass pro shops snagging special, I'm looking at getting one too and it has amazing reviews
You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

#10862228 - 05/21/15 05:58 PM Re: Surf casting reel for Sharks [Re: xtremehunter82]
Capt. Andrew Offline
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Registered: 07/28/11
Posts: 1104
Loc: Port Isabel/SPI
A penn squall 15 would be a good casting reel. I have 6/0,9/0,12/0. Those get a ride out with the inflatable.
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