Hunter Higdon wrote:

Hey, I was wondering if you could tell me how to rig a balloon rig from the end of a pier. I love to go shark fishing and I have heard this is a good way to fish for them. I have tried to think of something but I cant. I don't want to use an ancor rod and I think this is the next best thing. Thanks for your time.

Ask-MikeStriper Mike's Answer:

Hey hunter.......I have no idea where you can get sharks close enough to catch from shore consistently and/the depth of water to use a balloon rig.  a balloon rig is predetermined from the boat......60 ft lets say..........then lowered that distance and the balloon is then tied off and allowed to drift quite a distance away from the boat.  Its unlikely this could occur from a pier.........but who knows.......??........