Sandsharks=dogfish. no teethAnother question, one of the guys that I work with started me on trying to surf fish.
He said he used to fish cape may while visiting relatives in that area and would catch "sand sharks" about 3-4' long, said they had no teeth. And only used squid for bait.
Also on the bluefish, should I just run wire leader or could I get away with 25-30lb mono without being bit off on every one?
Sandbar Sharks aka Brown Sharks= Teeth. Plentiful around Cape May in the warmer months. In high summer you can't fish on guarded beaches while the guards are there but at night you can fish anywhere. Also Sand Tigers are around in the summer and they have serious teeth (google it), Saw a 6 footer caught off the beach near the lighthouse last summer, but unless you are specifically targeting them with the proper gear you'll just get bit off. Blues are not wire shy, so if they are thick you may want to use it. In
july, the most fun is tying a 1/2oz jig head or bucktail tipped with gulp swimming mullet and jig the shoreline for fluke. Most will be under sized but still fun on a light 7' rod and 10lb. test. Some other fish you can catch are pompano, kingfish, (on bloodworm), and if your lucky, weakfish. Just be prepared to catch a lot of very small sharks. They spawn in the Delaware bay in the spring and the little bastards torment surf fisherman all summer.