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#11768713 - 08/09/16 10:12 PM Light offshore question
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Registered: 01/07/16
Posts: 191
Loc: McKinney
Hi, I've never fished offshore before and had a quick question. Buddies doing a one day trip to Galveston (fishing for what ever is biting) and I have a Shimano Sahara 4000 on a 7' MH rod, 30lb powerpro. Is that suitable for fishing piers, surf, jettys, ect? I believe they may have rented a boat as well. Thanks in advance.
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#11768751 - 08/09/16 11:00 PM Re: Light offshore question [Re: Kyhokie]
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Registered: 06/18/16
Posts: 1185
Loc: Galv. Cnty
Depends what your targeting I would think. I carry both, MH and ML BC Rods for the boat. As for piers.....same thing. Use the MH for bottom fishing and while it sets, use a ML with a slip cork setup, but that's just me. Surf fishing, folks may use a longer rods...i.e. casting from the beach. If you wade the surf for trout, a 7ft ML sounds good. I don't surf fish anymore but when I lived on the Coast in N.Carolina 25+ yrs ago......I used a 11 ft.spinning rod w/ a Mitchell 488 Spin Reel (I still have both 488's)....Be prepared for anything
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#11770930 - 08/11/16 06:46 AM Re: Light offshore question [Re: Kyhokie]
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A good Medium-heavy to heavy rod 7' or more with 15-30 lbs capacity is fine. Reel must be able to hold at least 300 yards of line and have a decent drag system on it. 30 lb braid is best but 30 mono will give on big boys that jump to keep them from throwing the hook. You can add a mono leader on the braid for this as well.
Bring a spare rod in case your rod breaks. You don't want to be without a rod for a whole day on the water. Most reels do not fail unless you get saltwater inside of it and it corrodes.


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#11787222 - 08/20/16 06:22 AM Re: Light offshore question [Re: Kyhokie]
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Thanks for the input fellas!
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