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#10901633 - 06/07/15 06:25 PM looking for a baitcaster for crappie fishing
Gonzz Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 2077
Loc: Midlothian, TX
What's a good bait caster to use? Don't want to spend a lot on it.
1997 Stratos 201 PE W/ 97 Johnson Venom 225
USAF Retired

#10902436 - 06/08/15 08:01 AM Re: looking for a baitcaster for crappie fishing [Re: Gonzz]
crabtrap Offline
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Registered: 09/03/04
Posts: 1009
So for a crappie reel, you won't be casting much...just vertical jigging in fresh water for fish under #2, using 1/8 oz lures and under. I see no real (excuse the pun ) need for a baitcaster. It seems the free fall from a spinning rig would be better IMHO. If you really want one, pretty much any low profile reel will do the need for any high quality stuff.

#10925932 - 06/18/15 01:07 PM Re: looking for a baitcaster for crappie fishing [Re: Gonzz]
TX0303 Offline

Registered: 03/19/15
Posts: 114
Loc: WilCo
Abu Garcia Blackmax is $50.

#10926254 - 06/18/15 03:08 PM Re: looking for a baitcaster for crappie fishing [Re: Gonzz]
timbertoes Offline
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Registered: 08/07/09
Posts: 1332
Loc: Van Alstyne
I have the ABU silvermax. It has a flipping switch, which is great for pulling off line as you set your depth. - this means one hand to both operate the reel for line control and hold the rod, leaving the other hand free to work the line.


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