Originally Posted by surfguy
Interesting.. A couple more questions if you don't mind:
How long a leader do you use to make sure the bottom bait reaches?
What kind of balloons and where can I get some?
You may have misunderstood. We only fish one bait per rod. I was saying most of us fish one rod with a bottom bait and a second rod with a balloon bait.
Most of the people I fish with are fishing 400# mono leaders between 5 and 6 feet long. They have to be short enough we can cast them sitting down in the kayaks.
We get an occasional fish bit off on the mono leaders, but the 400# and circle hooks will land most sharks.
Any dollar store has party balloons.