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SetTheHookMinistry
01-14-2013, 09:13 AM
Im trying to gear up for a future bay shark trip and cant find any info regaurding hook restrictions..ect..so far im gathering a circle hook 8/0-12/0 with 60-120lb wire leader..is this good,not enough,overkill??? help if u can please,thanks

JB14
01-14-2013, 09:48 AM
What type of shark? I use 5/0 and 6/0 barbless circle hooks with 75lb steel for leopards.

If you're fishing BIG cow or 7 gill then I'm not really sure. I haven't done that before. Summer of '13 is coming though!!

SetTheHookMinistry
01-14-2013, 11:28 AM
i was hoping u'd chime in!! ya leopards are fine. it seems mist of u guys who fish leopards get other kinds of shark aswell ...where do u launch and what do u look for out there..not lookin for ur spot just how to get into fishy water..i did just buy 100 6/0 circle and i alrrady have the wire...thanks alot for ur help

Fishslayermontereyca
01-14-2013, 11:41 AM
i was hoping u'd chime in!! ya leopards are fine. it seems mist of u guys who fish leopards get other kinds of shark aswell ...where do u launch and what do u look for out there..not lookin for ur spot just how to get into fishy water..i did just buy 100 6/0 circle and i alrrady have the wire...thanks alot for ur help


Circle hooks work best

nayr
01-14-2013, 12:30 PM
As far as rigs go , last years sturgeon rigs will work fine. I imagine the bait shops may have these available for cheap. For launching. The question is how far can you run in your boat? Best spot this time of year is going to be in the southbay or around the bay bridge. A close launch to the fishing grounds would be oyster point but since it looks like your coming from up north maybe you dont want to drive that far. If you got a boat that will get you across the bay safely then maybe launch from berkeley and shoot over to the southbay or launch in sausalito and fish around angel island or paradise. Lots of options with the sharks.
Good luck

JB14
01-14-2013, 06:19 PM
I launch out of Berkeley and it's pretty easy to get to the south bay (south of the bay bridge), Angel island, treasure island and alcatraz. If you're coming from Woodland I'd try to launch North so you don't have to pay the bridge tolls. Assuming you have a boat that has a decent sized gas tank.

For that matter you can launch in San Pablo bay and fish that area for leopards as well. I haven't tried that but I've seen reports of guys getting into leopards there as well.

My buddy caught a 5' seven gill on grass shrimp last year fishing for Leopards. Can't be mad at that


i was hoping u'd chime in!! ya leopards are fine. it seems mist of u guys who fish leopards get other kinds of shark aswell ...where do u launch and what do u look for out there..not lookin for ur spot just how to get into fishy water..i did just buy 100 6/0 circle and i alrrady have the wire...thanks alot for ur help

SetTheHookMinistry
01-14-2013, 09:40 PM
well i got an 18'6" fourwinns open bow with 150 evinrude..27 gal tank..should be ok right...ive launched once a couple yrs back in san rafeal lock lamond?? maybe not sure we went by berkly, toward oakland and ended up in s p b catching lil brownish sharks and my buddy did cnr a 3ft leopard..so the area we were in is throughout that day was sufficient then?

SetTheHookMinistry
01-14-2013, 09:46 PM
oh ya wen u said launch north,what are my options

JB14
01-15-2013, 08:18 PM
vallejo, loch lomond, I'm sure there are a few others but it's not my neck of the woods.

we had a 18' Four Winns and I took it in the bay several times. Even rolled out past the gate. That was an adventure! You can have a lot of fun with the shark in that boat. Post an update when you go!


oh ya wen u said launch north,what are my options

jmdc
01-15-2013, 09:08 PM
I use 5 and 6 hooks with 40lb leaders never had an issue.

JB14
01-15-2013, 09:51 PM
I use 5 and 6 hooks with 40lb leaders never had an issue.

5 and 6 or 5/0 & 6/0?

SetTheHookMinistry
01-17-2013, 09:14 AM
vallejo, loch lomond, I'm sure there are a few others but it's not my neck of the woods.we had a 18' Four Winns and I took it in the bay several times. Even rolled out past the gate. That was an adventure! You can have a lot of fun with the shark in that boat. Post an update when you go!do know about how far/long it would be to go from vallejo to say angel island area..35-40 mph elements permitting

JB14
01-17-2013, 09:19 AM
I just looked on the map and its a haul to Angel from Vallejo. 20+ miles is what I'm seeing it as. Plus if that wind picks up in San Pablo Bay on the ride home it's a LONG haul and wouldn't be fun.

At that distance it's probably cheaper to pay the toll to cross the bridge to launch from Berkeley.

SetTheHookMinistry
01-17-2013, 06:12 PM
in not familiar at all with berkly,where would u suggest i launch and do u kno how much it is...thanks

SetTheHookMinistry
01-18-2013, 09:10 AM
does anyone know how much the launch fee is at that public ramp in berkley?? does "public" mean free?

nayr
01-18-2013, 10:03 AM
Berkeley is 15 to launch. You said you launched at loch lomond before, you should launch from there again and save yourself the bridgetoll

SetTheHookMinistry
01-18-2013, 11:30 AM
ya thats seems to be my best bet..thanks to evry one who helped me out..my trip isnt til march but i want to be fully prepared..ill post my results