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#6130 - 08/14/11 01:42 PM Surf Fishing Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs
Hayes556 Offline
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Registered: 08/14/11
Posts: 1
Loc: Naples, FL
Fished barefoot beach Friday night 8/12 and sun morning 8/14 haven't had any action except for a small bonnet shark. I'm using 30lb braid with a 6oz pyramid weight with about 3 1/2 feet of 60lb test mono leader with a size 3/0 circle hook using small bait fish caught with my cast net. some times i would reel in with no bait don't know if it just got of or not any tips am i doing anything wrong. going out again tomorrow 8/15 I am new to surf fishing and trying to figure it out any help would be apreciated
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#6281 - 08/24/11 03:17 PM Re: Surf Fishing Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs [Re: Hayes556]
pbmang Offline
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Registered: 08/24/11
Posts: 11
I know it's late, but 6 oz is a pretty heavy weight. Was the surf that bad that you needed such a heavy weight? Granted, I'm not a hardcore surf fisherman by any means, but I love to do it. I always try and get away with as little weight as possible. It sounds like you are gearing up for big fish, but using little fish sized bait IMO.

I just got back from Sieata Key and had just about as much fun with a 7 foot MH bass rod and reel spooled with 30lb braid as I did with my big rods after bigger sharks. There was almost 0 wave action, and I used 3 B size pinch on weights, a 1/0 circle hook and a piece of squid on a 20lb fluorocarbon leader. I caugth whiting, catfish and bonnet heads on it, and had a blast.

Next time, you might head to a few local tackle shops and tell them what you are doing and see what they suggest. I did that in Siesta and it helped a TON.

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#6286 - 08/24/11 10:09 PM Re: Surf Fishing Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs [Re: pbmang]
Bo Patro Offline
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Registered: 10/06/09
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Loc: St. Pete, FL
Man I love catching saltwater fish on my bass rigs.
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