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Old 04-04-2007, 10:39 AM
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I dont' have a good surf rod that really casts out there, and truth is I haven't done a whole lot of surf fishing, I've mainly fished the edges of river banks and from a boat, can anyone make a recommendation on a good surf rod/reel that would be good if I were to go to the cape and make long casts and hold a good fish. Just realized this might need to be in the surfcasters forum, sorry.
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Old 04-04-2007, 11:44 AM
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bass pro has some pretty good combos at good prices..i got the 9' ocean master surf rod from bass pro two years ago and i can say...i love it. it was $149.00 for the spinning combo.
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Old 04-04-2007, 01:10 PM
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You dont need to cast far to catch fish....especialy dusk, dawn and the middle of the night...

Most of my fish are in the white water in the last curl of the wave...
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:05 PM
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you got that right roc...i found some fish around 34" last fall near the canal, applying knowledge learned from you, the better fish took my eel right off the beach. the eels head was litterally on the sand and all of a sudden thrash and then my drag went zing for a bit. that was the first night i started standing back a good 10' from the shoreline not to spook any fish walking the beach...im glad i started doing that.
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Old 04-04-2007, 06:24 PM
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That's one thing i've never really done....is catch bass at night, for some reason I have the worse luck ever catching bass at night, I'm not really sure why if you guys are ever around the area or are nearby when I go down to mass fishing, i'd love to go with someone that knows some night fishing tactics. I'm always looking to learn.
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Old 04-05-2007, 09:23 PM
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That's one thing i've never really done....is catch bass at night, for some reason I have the worse luck ever catching bass at night, I'm not really sure why if you guys are ever around the area or are nearby when I go down to mass fishing, i'd love to go with someone that knows some night fishing tactics. I'm always looking to learn.
Have you ever tried a black 9"sluggo at night from the rocks? Here's a tip, Throw your sluggo for 15 minutes, no hits, move. You'll know when and where the fish are the second your line is being ripped from your spool.
I found that Bumbles can't resist these sluggo things. Save the live eels for trophy fishing when your ready.
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Old 04-05-2007, 11:59 PM
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How much do you want to spend ?

I've really been diggin on this one in the 10' 9" size.

https://www.stripers247.com/phpBB2/showthread.php?t=7814
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:22 AM
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You dont need to cast far to catch fish....especialy dusk, dawn and the middle of the night...

Most of my fish are in the white water in the last curl of the wave...
Agreed, out front most all of mine are in the whitewater too - but a decent number are taken in places in the back where a long cast is absolutely required, either to reach holes or old man made structure or riplines. Just the other night I was the only guy with keeper fish and the only reason for that was that I could put my bait on the far end of the point that no one else could reach. I was also the only guy there with a 13' rod
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Default Re: surf fishing

I prefer to cast long when I can. Even if they're in close. Casting more along the edge and not out puts you in "the zone" for a longer time per cast and covers more productive real estate.
So for me, long casting potential is always an asset. Even if I can't use it all the time.
(just my $0.02)

For a combo selection, think light rod and heavy reel for balance (your back will thank you).
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Old 04-10-2007, 05:14 PM
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If you're on a budget, you can't go wrong with a 10' Ugly stick. If you are not on a budget, there's Lamiglass.

Fishing at night is where its at. You could try a little before daylight (1-2 hours), match that with an appropriate tide for your location, and you are golden.

artificials are great, but chunking macs, squid, etc is an effective way to fish too.
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