Late November casting off the beach SW Florida I caught my first shark. Ok it’s a baby but it still a shark. Thought (wrong) that it was protected so after much wrangling tossed it back. Like grabbing a grown man by the forearm, just muscle. Probably 2.5 feet tip to nose. Had trouble holding it down with one hand as I was trying to get the hook out. Nothing special as far as rigs: White Walmart Special $29.95, Shorty is a pawnshop score for $15 to catch the bait fish and black taller one is also a pawnshop score for $40 including reel.