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#11611080 - 05/18/16 04:46 PM FINALLY hitting the coast for the 1st time!
BroIncarnate Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/20/14
Posts: 258
Loc: Austin, Texas
Hey guys!

So I am heading over to Galveston Island this weekend with 4 friends-- SUPER NEW to coast, 1st trip-- We plan on hitting SWP, 91st Pier and maybe TCD? I currently have plenty of tackle:


My poles:
10ft ProAngler with Penn Fierce II-- Spooled with 20lb MONO (I have 30lb MONO for a leader)
7ft ML Ugly Stik Gx2 with some 40-50$ abu spinning reel-- Spooled with 20lb MONO
7ft MH Zebco with a 30$ spinning reel-- 12lb MONO
6 1/2 M - Some cheap rod with a 30$ spinning reel-- 12lb MONO

I am hoping to land a bull red/shark of some kind with my 10 footer and would like to ask you guys for suggestions on what I should change about the rig-- I know I need some sort of steel leader and like a 9/0 or so circle hook?

Anything to help would be great! I can use the smaller rods for reds/flounder/specks with what is on them currently--

Any changes/recommendations welcome!

Thanks!!!!!


Edited by BroIncarnate (05/18/16 04:51 PM)

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#11611561 - 05/18/16 09:23 PM Re: FINALLY hitting the coast for the 1st time! [Re: BroIncarnate]
smooth move Offline
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Registered: 10/14/12
Posts: 964
Loc: bayou vista,tx
this time of year, the TCD can pay off at night. i've had best luck at the end of the dyke. there's a little beach on the left side at the end of the dyke that gets over looked and can pay off pretty good.
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#11611811 - 05/19/16 12:19 AM Re: FINALLY hitting the coast for the 1st time! [Re: smooth move]
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Registered: 05/21/14
Posts: 61
Originally Posted By: smooth move
this time of year, the TCD can pay off at night. i've had best luck at the end of the dyke. there's a little beach on the left side at the end of the dyke that gets over looked and can pay off pretty good.


Wish I had some lights so I can go try that out!

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#11611826 - 05/19/16 01:48 AM Re: FINALLY hitting the coast for the 1st time! [Re: BroIncarnate]
Fritz423 Offline
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Registered: 04/25/12
Posts: 514
Just a quick tip: steel leaders are almost never needed. I use 10# mono main and 30# Big Game Trilene leader and have caught sharks, kings plus all the inshore usuals.
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#11611897 - 05/19/16 06:53 AM Re: FINALLY hitting the coast for the 1st time! [Re: BroIncarnate]
BODA Online   content
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Registered: 06/10/14
Posts: 265
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
Good for you man, I would have used power pro instead of the 20lb mono. Good luck, hope the weather cooperates

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#11613234 - 05/19/16 05:16 PM Re: FINALLY hitting the coast for the 1st time! [Re: BroIncarnate]
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Registered: 09/28/14
Posts: 914
Loc: Carthage Tx
Your tackle looks good.you may want to add some gulp chartreuse swimming mullet.also learn how to tie some drop leaders out of heavier mono and braid.
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#11613501 - 05/19/16 07:36 PM Re: FINALLY hitting the coast for the 1st time! [Re: BroIncarnate]
Capt Jerry Online   content
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 262
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Those gold DOA shrimp under a one of those popping corks will definitely catch trout.
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#11614181 - 05/20/16 07:46 AM Re: FINALLY hitting the coast for the 1st time! [Re: BroIncarnate]
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Loc: Entire Gulf and Atlantic Coast...
For the lights you might want to add a small silver jerk bait like a crystal flash you zuri. work it very erratically and it'll catch a slightly bigger fish from the lights. Any small silver lipped jerk bait will work. Get one about 3 inches long with a shallow diving lip and just twitch it erratically.
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