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Bass Rod Layout? #13196666 06/26/19 02:07 PM
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Question #1: How many rods for a standard fishing trip?
Question #2 Of the above number. How many Baitcast and how many Spinning?

I started with only 3 rods. All were Baitcasters. I think I need at least one Spinning for a smaller presentation or maybe learn how to drop shot.


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Take what you'll use. I usually take 2 rods, a medium spinning and a light spinning, or a medium baitcaster and a light spinning. More than that just gets in the way for me. Minimalism is good.


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For most fishing I carry 3 rods. 2 baitcaster and 1 spinning (for smaller/lighter stuff). If I'm soaking baits for whiskers I'll run 3 rods if I'm anchored up 4 if I'm drifting. I'll admit 4 is too many.


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I usually carry 3 spinning rods.
If I may be going for catfish will either add a baitcaster or go with 2 and 2.

Re: Bass Rod Layout? [Re: Sirjet] #13196872 06/26/19 05:39 PM
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I am so glad i put that rod holder on the front of my rig. It keeps the reels under control.


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Yep Sir that looks handy!


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If I'm bass fishing, I take two medium heavy baitcasters (one for plastic and one for crankbait, spinnerbait or swimbait) and one ultralight spinning with a roadrunner tied on in case the sand bass start popping nearby.

If I'm crappie fishing I take one ultralight spinning and one baitcaster with a plastic of some sort tied on for when I run accross a lay-down than looks "bassy".

Over the past couple years, I paired down my tackle to two medium plano boxes and one small bag of plastics.

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I'm still new at Bass fishing from a kayak, so I'm trying to figure everything out.
I bring 4 baitcasters. One frogging rod, a medium heavy for moving baits, a medium heavy for bottom baits, and a medium for lighter moving baits and crankbaits.

I'm trying to find the balance. I want to be flexible in my baits but not be overloaded with rods.

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Originally Posted by Mike@972


Over the past couple years, I paired doen my tackle to two medium plano boxes and one small bag of plastics.


Me too. If I can't catch em with 2 Plano 3700's full of tackle and a bag or two of plastics having a bunch of additional tackle isn't going to help me.


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So far:
Bass fishing : 3 total (Spinnerbait,Crankbait, and Worm)
Crappie: 2 total (One jigging pole and one for live bait if needed)
Catfishing: 3 total (# 7.6 foot Medium Heavy Proangler rods)


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I've fished with one rod, a 5'6" spinning rod and Stradic Ci4+, of late. But, I wouldn't do this if I were going to a lake away from Lake Athens where I live. I'd hate like heck to snap a rod and end my day 30 miles from home, or more.

To me, the lighter I go out, the more fun I have, the quicker I can get set up and on the water, the more fish I catch.

If I am going off somewhere away from my home lake, I'll carry 3 or 4 rods, rarely fish with more than 2.

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I keep it simple. 2 lightweight collapsible rod's and my reel's are all Zebco's. Small plastic tackle box that can go in the front hatch, or slide underneath the seat. Tub of worms. GTG.


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Maybe we could put together a tournament that makes everyone equal and have a little fun.
maybe everyone has to use one Zebco 33 only. LOL


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Over the past couple of years, I paired down my tackle to two medium plano boxes and one small bag of plastics.


Me too. If I can't catch em with 2 Plano 3700's full of tackle and a bag or two of plastics having a bunch of additional tackle isn't going to help me.


This little bag works great for plastics. Its about 6"x6"x7". It fits about 8 to 10 bags of plastics, small scale, pliers and spare knife. As an added bonus, it was only $10 and came with two small plano boxes. The small boxes work great for trout lures and surplus crappie jig bodies.

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/h2o-xpress-utility-tackle-bag#repChildCatid=5078228

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That is almost like the bag that Bass masters magazine was giving away with a membership.


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