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First time shore fishing Lake Superior

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This is going to be my first time fishing from the beach on Lake Superior.  I've got my 12 ft and 91/2 rods with 20 lb braid and a 3 way swivel, using 1/2 and 1 oz prymid sinkers.  I'll be fishing salmon eggs, and shrimp.  I understand in the salmon eggs sacks I need to use floaters?  What size? How many?  Do shrimp float by themselves when on a hook or how do I rig them?  Using 12 lb mono for my extensions  How long should I go?

What do you all recommend for hooks (size and type).  Oh, I've got my chest waders. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks all

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Use a small floater with eggs to raise them up off of the bottom.  I like using small pieces of styrofoam or small floating beads in yellow or orange stuffed inside the sac

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I use #6 hooks. You will need heavier pyramid sinkers, probably 2-3 oz's depending on surf conditions.  A 1oz will work if it is flat calm.  Generally, flat calm days are the worst and 1-2 ft wave action is best.  I've caught fish on calm day but if it is flat and I have a choice between the beach or the pier, I'd go to the pier.  You don't need floaters all the time either, some times bags without floaters do better than floaters.    My overall best bait tends to be steelie skein or king skein without bags.  I use spider thread to hold it on a hook.    That does not have floaters and works great.  Some days a bag with floaters will work better than skien or bags without them.   I tie up bags with both floaters and none but I'll always take some skein too.   I like a nickel sized bag or clump of skein.   In late winter early spring when water is cold, skein will catch whitefish if they are around for a bonus. I don't use shrimp often but it very popular for guys in Indiana off the piers.   The fish shrimp under a slip bobber 8-10 ft deep with a small jig.    You can't do that off the beach.  Good luck!

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