What style of sinker and weight do you typically use for surf fishing?

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  1. 80sforlife

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    What style of sinker and weight do you typically use for surf fishing?
     
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    Enough 1/2 to 2 oz for light fare, 6 or 8 oz sputnik for sharks .

    Water dictates what you need

    Jim
     
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    For perch and other close to sand targets I'd use a 1/2 - 1 oz egg/slider.
    For "further" out targets I use a 3oz sputnik.
     
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    Anything from a fire pit nail to 8 inches of half inch rebar..
     
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    6oz - 8oz sputnik. All depends on current.
     
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    Because clubbing the fish to death and snagging it is better than not catching anything? lol
     
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    Nothing wrong with a fish club... Lol
     
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    When the fish is still yards out in the water?
     
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    Hey now. When werfless enters the surf with a fish club, the fish all have a chance to fight back. They actually do. How do you think he broke his ankle last year?
     
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    I caught a 4 lb job on the 20 foot rod about 5 minutes before I did so.. So I switched sides trying to get away from the fish I refuse to mention in my reports.. I hold those damn things responsible! 100%!
     
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