To be honest you can use many set ups. from about 50 bucks all the way to 200 plus , Just depends on what you want to spend I have caught Large hybrids on ultra light Walmart setups ( in the creek) and it is very fun in my opinion. (20 dollar open faced spin cast combo and 4pd test)
I mostly used bait casters in the 40-60 dollar range (abu garcia black max seems to last a while ) with a medium heavy 6.6 to 7ft rod (academy brand tournament series in the forest green is inexpensive and just fine if you are on a budget). Seagaur Line red label 12-15 flouro seems to be the best affordable line that I have found, This set up seems to be the best way to have a good fight without making it too easy or risking lots of break offs.
You can go way more expensive and I do I have one nice set up. but that set up I mentioned before is affordable and tough and if something happens then you are not set back much,( I am tough on my gear)