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#12391200 - 08/18/17 12:20 PM Best set up for Fishing a Big Spinner Bait in Deep Water
easttexasbucks Offline
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Registered: 08/01/13
Posts: 116
Just wondering what the best rod and reel combo would be for fishing a big 1 oz plus spinner bait in deep water? Thinking slow to steady retrieve.

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#12391238 - 08/18/17 12:34 PM Re: Best set up for Fishing a Big Spinner Bait in Deep Water [Re: easttexasbucks]
bassmanrudy Offline
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Registered: 01/30/15
Posts: 660
Loc: Bossier City, LA
I think a 7' Med Heavy action rod should be good. Could be a 7'3" or 7'6" even to give you more line take up on hook set. Whatever reel you use best gear ratio is prob 5:4:1 so you aren't reeling in too fast. I like Pro Qualifiers as they seem to have a wider spool.

Are you going to use flouro for that deep? I usually stick to mono for shallow spinnerbaits but would think the stretch is too much for a long cast deep spinnerbait bite.

And use a trailer hook!! :-)
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#12391240 - 08/18/17 12:37 PM Re: Best set up for Fishing a Big Spinner Bait in Deep Water [Re: easttexasbucks]
LinkLowrance Offline
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Registered: 07/06/15
Posts: 377
Loc: Wayland, TX
I throw a 1/2oz spinnerbait on a 7'3 MH in deeper water. Lew's 5.4:1 reel, 15lb flouro. No issues for me.


Edited by LinkLowrance (08/18/17 12:38 PM)

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#12391260 - 08/18/17 12:48 PM Re: Best set up for Fishing a Big Spinner Bait in Deep Water [Re: easttexasbucks]
easttexasbucks Offline
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Registered: 08/01/13
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Just focus on a 1 oz. Spinner in deep water. Curious as to the type of line, rod, and the preferred reel setup. Just seems with the big blades it takes some reel speed to keep them moving. So I was thinking a 5.4:1 might be a little slow. Input would be appreciated.

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#12391268 - 08/18/17 12:52 PM Re: Best set up for Fishing a Big Spinner Bait in Deep Water [Re: easttexasbucks]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12809
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
I throw spinner baits on a 5.4-1 gear ratio reel because I tend to reel fast. I just can't reel as slow as Jimmy Houston does, but that's just me. With a 6-1 you could slow down if you need to, I just can't seem to reel slowly even with crank baits.


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#12391272 - 08/18/17 12:53 PM Re: Best set up for Fishing a Big Spinner Bait in Deep Water [Re: easttexasbucks]
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Registered: 05/27/12
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
I like a rod in the 7'3"-7'5" range as that allows me to get maximum casting distance. I prefer a heavy, fast. You really need some power for those deep water hook sets. As for the reel, I like a 6.2:1 gear ratio. That seems to be the right one for me. And the line, I like 16 pound Sunline Shooter.


Edited by bigbass94 (08/18/17 12:54 PM)
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#12391300 - 08/18/17 01:09 PM Re: Best set up for Fishing a Big Spinner Bait in Deep Water [Re: easttexasbucks]
Stew Offline
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Registered: 08/26/09
Posts: 364
Loc: Flint, TX
I like a big swim bait rod like the TFO Mag H. I generally crawl the bait along the bottom, but I still prefer a high speed reel. I give it a twitch with the rod to get the blades turning and reel just fast enough to keep them turning. There aren't many bites that feel more violent than a deep spinner bait bite.
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#12391431 - 08/18/17 02:46 PM Re: Best set up for Fishing a Big Spinner Bait in Deep Water [Re: easttexasbucks]
TEXASJIGSTER Offline
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Registered: 02/01/11
Posts: 93
Loc: CADDO LAKE
I use a old school set up, 7'All-star CRC rod and a old Lews BB1N cranking reel 4.3:1 with 15 flouro

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#12391468 - 08/18/17 03:10 PM Re: Best set up for Fishing a Big Spinner Bait in Deep Water [Re: easttexasbucks]
cob Offline
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Registered: 10/04/07
Posts: 503
Loc: Central Texas
Fished 1-1/2 oz Ledgebusters on Ray Roberts 15- 18 years ago. Took a while to get it dialed in. Fishin 25-35 ft used G Loomis 844 rod Chronarch 5 to 1 reel and ( most important ) at least 50 lb braid. Hard way to get it done but workable.
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#12391504 - 08/18/17 03:29 PM Re: Best set up for Fishing a Big Spinner Bait in Deep Water [Re: easttexasbucks]
hornet527 Offline
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Registered: 03/09/09
Posts: 368
Loc: Bronte
ive thrown a 1 oz bait with a 7'6" rod , a ABU 5500 c and 50 # power pro on amistad and had great luck with it


Edited by hornet527 (08/18/17 03:29 PM)
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