I just bought a couple Shimano combo's a week ago, and I have to be the worlds worst fisherman but, to offset my handicap, I bought some stuff called uni butter
, it a fish attractant ( made from sea urchins ) and a mask that hides human scent.
So far I've hooked a Bass, Halibut, a Batray ( about 2.5 -3' wingspan ) and a 2 -2.5 shark.
Everything was released, the shark was the most exciting, it had wrapped itself serveral time around the line, so I had to go all National Geographic and stuff, had it out of the water quite awhile cutting line and unwrapping and when it was all freed, I held it in the water ( simulating swimming ) until it brupped air and took off like a rocket.
Anywho, what ever you end up with, look for uni butter, it will work on any bait or lure you used, I was using lunch meat