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#12027276 - 01/08/17 08:51 AM What setup to use when fishing smaller baits?
bloo_rainger Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/19/07
Posts: 1988
Loc: Tarrant
What do you guys use when throwing lipless baits / less then a half ounce crank baits? Looking for rod and reel setup. Most everything I have is for larger baits and don't work so well.

#12027618 - 01/08/17 12:04 PM Re: What setup to use when fishing smaller baits? [Re: bloo_rainger]
SAKS Offline
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Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 708
I would use the same setup I use for squarebills. If there is grass or heavier cover I would just increase my line size. My setup is a Quantum Exo 100 and Powell composite. Its a m/mod-fast rod.

#12027687 - 01/08/17 12:38 PM Re: What setup to use when fishing smaller baits? [Re: bloo_rainger]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3403
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
I prefer to use a 6'8"-7'0", medium, fast, rod with either a Shimano Aldebaran 50 or Curado 70. Those reels are fantastic for throwing light lures. I prefer to stick with 10-14lb line with 10 or 12 being my most used. Sometimes I do go down to 8lb.
"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." - Doug Larson


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