How To Make & Rig Bonita Strips To Catch Big Sharks
It’s shark fishing time!!
And this time, we reeled in a nice bonita and thought it would be best to use it as bait to target the sharks that were lurking around the boat.
Bonita strips are an extremely effective bait for catching big sharks.
Learn how to make bonita strips and rig up the bait to haul in big sharks from down below!!
How To Use Bonita Strips To Catch Big Sharks [VIDEO]
The objective is to have the bait sit on the surface and not sink to the bottom.
Start to fillet the bonita by inserting the knife just below the pectoral fin and slice down towards the tail on the backbone.
After you do this on both sides, you will be left with two nice bonita fillets.
Take one of those fillets and slice down the middle which will give you two bait strips.
(Be sure to slice with the knife away from your body to avoid injury!)
Rigging the Bonita Bait Strips
Using an 8/0 circle hook, rig the bait through the thin end of the strip (not the thick end).
This will avoid it spinning in the current.
Make sure the hook is clear of any skin and the barb is free.
If you have to reel in the bait for any reason, always check it to make sure it’s not a foul hooked bait.
Bonita has very tough skin which prevents little fish from stealing the bait, which is another reason why it’s so great!
Have any questions about catching sharks on bonita strips or other live bait?
Let me know down below in the comments!!
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