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#10876710 - 05/27/15 07:14 PM Gear setup
Lmiller157 Offline

Registered: 02/15/15
Posts: 96
Hello all, my family and I are heading to freeport next week and I would like to do some red/trout fishing while there. I typically only fish for bass and had a couple of questions .

first will the 15 pound fluro I typically use work ok, or do I need to upgrade?

Second what should I use for bait? From what I've seen top water and shrimp work. Great, any other suggestions?

Third, any locations worth checking out?

I'll be fishing from a kayak, so I can go just about everywhere. Thanks for the help everyone!

#10876770 - 05/27/15 07:32 PM Re: Gear setup [Re: Lmiller157]
Capt. Andrew Offline
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Registered: 07/28/11
Posts: 1104
Loc: Port Isabel/SPI
Sounds like you have it down. 2500 sized spinning reel of a normal baitcaster will get you most things. Get a popping cork and some live shrimp and tear them trout up@
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#10876837 - 05/27/15 07:55 PM Re: Gear setup [Re: Lmiller157]
Lmiller157 Offline

Registered: 02/15/15
Posts: 96
Thanks for the input, we have fished the last 2 years without a single bite, hopefully we will get a little luckier this year.

#10879863 - 05/28/15 11:10 PM Re: Gear setup [Re: Lmiller157]
Fish Art Texas Offline

Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 150
Loc: Dallas,Texas
what capt. andrew said, and i would spool up some 15 pound braid and 30 pound casts quite a bit farther.
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