Really glad we have a saltwater section. I'll post the first hook & line report, hopefully others will join in.
Last Saturday I caught this 69" soupfin shark from a beach near Encinitas, CA. It was a very exciting catch because it was the first shark I've caught from shore, and it's the biggest fish I've ever caught, period! I was fishing with a 10' medium-heavy rod and a baitfeeder spinning reel. My main line was 40 lb braid, but at the end I had a length of 100 lb mono and another length of 135 nylon coated steel leader followed by an 8/0 J-hook. Bait was a big chunk of mackerel. We kept her close to the water to take photos. In fact, some of the waves came up far enough to lift her off the sand briefly, which was a little unnerving with all those teeth close to my leg. After the photos, I dragged her back into the water, pointed her away from the beach, and watched her swim away. It was an experience I'll never forget.
Here's some info on soupfin sharks: