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#12746481 - 05/07/18 02:21 PM New to inshore Saltwater/brackish on trinity bay!
Nick Phillips Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/24/14
Posts: 17
I went and bought a 6’7” MH pole and a baitcast reel. Had them through 14lb fluorocarbon on there but was wondering what you guys use for reds/trout/all the other fish that are in brackish waters? It’s a 7:1:1 initially it was a 200 buck combo, but it was on sale and couldn’t pass it up. Any tips help!

Thanks.

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#12746850 - 05/07/18 07:29 PM Re: New to inshore Saltwater/brackish on trinity bay! [Re: Nick Phillips]
C.M. Offline
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Registered: 09/09/16
Posts: 200
Last time I checked Trinity it was 100% fresh. I regretted not taking crappie gear with me :-)

For kayak fishing I use 30lb power braid with 6' short butt ML rod (smth like Berkeley Lightning, $40). Plus reel like Shimano Sienna 2500 (about $30). If you fish from the boat -- look for 7' rods. Used to use leaders, but then it passed...

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#12746882 - 05/07/18 07:53 PM Re: New to inshore Saltwater/brackish on trinity bay! [Re: Nick Phillips]
Nick Phillips Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/24/14
Posts: 17
It’s 100% fresh? Even out by double bayou and Smith Point? I’ve seen people catch trout and reds there. Even as far up as the locks up river! So from a boat would you still suggest 30lb braid?

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#12747016 - 05/07/18 09:09 PM Re: New to inshore Saltwater/brackish on trinity bay! [Re: Nick Phillips]
karstopo Offline
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Registered: 05/22/16
Posts: 519
Loc: Brazoria County
https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/ofs/of...alinity_nowcast

Some use braid, some use nylon monofilament. I haven’t heard a lot about fluorocarbon line out in the bay. I like fluorocarbon leader. I like braid, 30 or 40 pound, with a fluorocarbon leader something like 20 or 25 pound stuff.

I don’t think any line or rod or reel, unless it’s a complete piece of junk, will keep you from catching fish. You get where you can find the fish, your set up sounds fine to me.

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#12747041 - 05/07/18 09:20 PM Re: New to inshore Saltwater/brackish on trinity bay! [Re: karstopo]
Nick Phillips Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/24/14
Posts: 17
So this may be a dumb question. But I know the white bass have/will be running. Do you think they would come down as far as the locks on the trinity if the water isn’t salty at all? I have a ton to learn.

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