The Gear: "Start with a kayak. You have to use big gear for catching these fish, and you can't cast big gear far. So, I kayak the bait out anywhere from 100 to 300 yards." Woods uses a fish-finder rig with 500-pound shock leader leading to 200-pound wire, terminating at a 10/0 to 16/0 hook. He uses a high-capacity reel filled with 80-pound braid and about 100 feet of stretchy 80-pound mono so a fierce run won't snap the line. "The favorite bait is stingray," he says. "We use about a 1-pound chunk of it. Whiting works as well. And when these fish start blistering off line, just tighten the drag. No need to set the hook on an outbound bus!"