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New to inshore Saltwater/brackish on trinity bay! #12746481
05/07/18 07:21 PM
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I went and bought a 6í7Ē 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? Itís a 7:1:1 initially it was a 200 buck combo, but it was on sale and couldnít pass it up. Any tips help!

Thanks.

Re: New to inshore Saltwater/brackish on trinity bay! [Re: Nick Phillips] #12746850
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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...

Re: New to inshore Saltwater/brackish on trinity bay! [Re: Nick Phillips] #12746882
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Itís 100% fresh? Even out by double bayou and Smith Point? Iíve 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?

Re: New to inshore Saltwater/brackish on trinity bay! [Re: Nick Phillips] #12747016
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Some use braid, some use nylon monofilament. I havenít 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 donít think any line or rod or reel, unless itís 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.

Re: New to inshore Saltwater/brackish on trinity bay! [Re: karstopo] #12747041
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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 isnít salty at all? I have a ton to learn.

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