I'm looking to get into some land based shark fishing. Ive read tons of stuff online as far as what reels are good but I thought I would ask here also. More than likely will be put on a 6'6"/7' boat rod. Ive been eyeballing older Penn 6/0 and 9/0. Ive heard 4/0 can do the job on smaller sharks but would like a bit of insurance if I get hooked up on something large. Ive read the newer model graphite Penn Senators are junk, but thats just what Ive read. I have also been looking at a more budget friendly Penn Fierce 8000 instead of conventional style reels. Have a few smaller Battles and they are great. What do you shark fishing guys use?
Good luck casting anything with a 6/0 and a boat rod! I have that setup and cannot cast with it. I read that a guy could cast a 6/0 but it was probably with a long and flexible rod. You are going to need a kayak!
Loc: Port Isabel/SPI
A penn squall 15 would be a good casting reel. I have 6/0,9/0,12/0. Those get a ride out with the inflatable.
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