Someone was doing that here in GA last year and was pulling in 12' sharks. Consequently he was banned from the pier. However it is quite useful when you don't have very deep water near the pier, or when you can't hit the deep stuff with the heaver.
Double Haul,just a guess,cause I ain't a yaker,if you hook up with a large fish you get "towed around" in a yak.. If you are standing on shore,you can actually put much more pressure on the fish,while being in a much more stable possition as well as land him much quicker,that's my theory anyway..
I would think it much more efficent at getting the bait to the "exact" hole that you wanted it.. Kites and trashbags ain't got that kind of accuracy,have tryed both..
Yeah you can tell he speared it a few times but I have heard many a stories when people have caught sharks and thought they were dead and started to play around with them. And then CHOMP!! There goes a hand, toes or fingers. You've got to remember there is still nerves firing even up to 24 hours after death and if you play around in the mouth then you are bound to get bitten.
yea I will second that, i was cleaning a flounder a week or two ago that was dead and in the cooler for at least two hrs. in the process of cleaning one of my fingers slipped into his mouth and bang I was bit and bleeding, I think we exchanged a little blood. hmm I guess Im part flounder now
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