texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
IMightKnowSomething, wesoftexas, Cruzcab, CWP70, cleebibb
111154 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 91,580
hopalong 81,540
Pilothawk 78,597
John175☮ 72,736
JDavis7873 67,397
Derek 🐝 62,810
Tritonman 58,744
Bigbob_FTW 58,417
Mark Perry 56,515
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics758,955
Posts9,534,752
Members111,154
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
How much casting distance for a baitcaster? #13260948 08/27/19 02:23 AM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 231
C
Catfanman Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
C
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 231
I was casting my abu garcia back max baitcaster combo in the drive way and I measured 15 yds distance is that good and if not how far can they go up too and by the way I was using mono only

Last edited by Catfanman; 08/27/19 02:43 AM.
Bass Fishing Ad
Re: How much casting distance for a baitcaster? [Re: Catfanman] #13260968 08/27/19 02:40 AM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 7,931
S
SteezMacQueen Online Happy
TFF Celebrity
Online Happy
TFF Celebrity
S
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 7,931
Man. I can only go like 7 us distance.

Huh?


Eat. Sleep. Fish.
Re: How much casting distance for a baitcaster? [Re: SteezMacQueen] #13260973 08/27/19 02:44 AM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 231
C
Catfanman Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
C
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 231
I meant 15 yds distance that was a typo .

Re: How much casting distance for a baitcaster? [Re: Catfanman] #13260988 08/27/19 02:56 AM
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 177
P
pchapin Online Content
Outdoorsman
Online Content
Outdoorsman
P
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 177
45 feet is not very far. That is only two 20' bass boats end to end counting the engines.
I have seen Hackney pitch underhand 45 feet.

Last edited by pchapin; 08/27/19 02:56 AM.
Re: How much casting distance for a baitcaster? [Re: Catfanman] #13260992 08/27/19 02:57 AM
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 922
S
Shallow Waters Online Content
Pro Angler
Online Content
Pro Angler
S
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 922
Good distance would be around 30yds. If this is the rod you just got from your thread last week, the probably want to loosen the knob that was missing from the other reel, if that makes sense. That knob is your casting drag. In theory, you want to loosen that knob enough that your bait has a steady fall when just you press the release without casting.

I can't seem to make any of that make sense, but search YouTube for "casting drag tension" and see if there is a video that will make more sense. Part of me is afraid to search YouTube for "casting drag".

Re: How much casting distance for a baitcaster? [Re: Shallow Waters] #13261013 08/27/19 03:17 AM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 231
C
Catfanman Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
C
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 231
Yes it is the same one and as I get better I'll loosen the tension knob and back off the brakes but thank for the tips y'all

Re: How much casting distance for a baitcaster? [Re: Catfanman] #13261060 08/27/19 05:35 AM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 16,779
O
outfishdya Online Happy
TFF Guru
Online Happy
TFF Guru
O
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 16,779
7.5 ft rod and a 3/4 Oz football jig will get out there. Maybe 50 yards or so. Let the rod do the work. For best results, keep your weight in the upper end of the weight the rod is designed for.



Re: How much casting distance for a baitcaster? [Re: Catfanman] #13261074 08/27/19 06:55 AM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,623
Bruce Allen Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,623
try throwing something light like a yellow magic with your bait caster. you will need some distance to stay away from the fish. My best old Chronach will send it out about 75-100 feet
on 12 # mono.


Lake Fork Anglers Twice A Month Daytime Thursday Tournaments
and
Hard Core..Major League Fishing format
www.bassfin.com/

Lake Fork Sportsman's Association
www.lakeforksa.com/


We are VERY PROUD to Annouce our Induction into the
Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.

Contact me to schedule the LFSA Live Release Boat for your Lake Fork tournaments.





Re: How much casting distance for a baitcaster? [Re: Shallow Waters] #13261080 08/27/19 09:12 AM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 2,155
tmd11111 Online Content
Extreme Angler
Online Content
Extreme Angler
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 2,155
Originally Posted by Shallow Waters
Part of me is afraid to search YouTube for "casting drag".


Don't do it, it's a trap

Re: How much casting distance for a baitcaster? [Re: tmd11111] #13261211 08/27/19 12:50 PM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 964
N
NoWeighers Online Content
Pro Angler
Online Content
Pro Angler
N
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 964
Originally Posted by tmd11111
Originally Posted by Shallow Waters
Part of me is afraid to search YouTube for "casting drag".


Don't do it, it's a trap



Not after looking up Montana Musket Loader..


James Bendele
Falcon Lake Tackle
"On the eighth day, Man invented the Fish Hook."
Re: How much casting distance for a baitcaster? [Re: Catfanman] #13261276 08/27/19 01:24 PM
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 73
6
603Country Online Content
Outdoorsman
Online Content
Outdoorsman
6
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 73
Yep...loosen up all those brakes and throw as hard as you can (not really. Don’t do that). Match the rod to the reel and the bait, and practice as you make minor changes to the brakes.

Re: How much casting distance for a baitcaster? [Re: Catfanman] #13261499 08/27/19 04:48 PM
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 6,799
0
04champ Offline
TFF Celebrity
Offline
TFF Celebrity
0
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 6,799
thats probably about what you should expect from that reel

I can get out there 30-40 yards with most setups

Re: How much casting distance for a baitcaster? [Re: 04champ] #13261921 08/28/19 12:14 AM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 13,804
E
ezbassin Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
E
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 13,804
Originally Posted by 04champ
thats probably about what you should expect from that reel

I can get out there 30-40 yards with most setups


I agree. That's about what you can expect out of a Black Max. Upgrade to better reels and you will get more distance.

Re: How much casting distance for a baitcaster? [Re: ezbassin] #13261943 08/28/19 12:44 AM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 16,779
O
outfishdya Online Happy
TFF Guru
Online Happy
TFF Guru
O
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 16,779
Originally Posted by ezbassin
Originally Posted by 04champ
thats probably about what you should expect from that reel

I can get out there 30-40 yards with most setups


I agree. That's about what you can expect out of a Black Max. Upgrade to better reels and you will get more distance.

I think you can get a lot more out of it. The cheap H2o mettle reel can out cast many, if not most other reels. You can tune that reel up. Make sure you have the spool full. It is very important for distance. Practice holding the reel sideways while the bait is in the air. It will feed better through the eye of the reel. When you get the feel of the bait, and each bait will feel different, start loosening the brake and the magnets. If you whip the rod too hard, the acceleration will be at the beginning of the cast and overrun will happen as soon as the bait starts to slow down. If you cast too high, the bait will stop pulling line out and overrun will be at the end of the cast. When you get the feel for it, it will be natural and you won't even think about it. A good cast will have plenty of rod whip, and the rod will also have a full travel from behind you to in front of you. The whipping motion should not happen before the rod is past your body. It is a lot like a golf swing or a baseball bat swing. Lots of physics in play. It makes sense in my head, not sure if I typed it out well.



Re: How much casting distance for a baitcaster? [Re: ezbassin] #13261944 08/28/19 12:44 AM
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 138
R
ReelSlow Online Content
Outdoorsman
Online Content
Outdoorsman
R
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 138
Originally Posted by ezbassin
Originally Posted by 04champ
thats probably about what you should expect from that reel

I can get out there 30-40 yards with most setups


I agree. That's about what you can expect out of a Black Max. Upgrade to better reels and you will get more distance.



BS !! That combo isn't very good quality but anyone with bait casting skills can throw a bait out there twice that easily. I was a the Haslet Walmart 3 month ago and the guy running the fishing area told me to check out Black Max combos they had on sale for $10. Not Sheet I kid you not. I bought 2 of them another guy bought 4. I saw my son in law later that day and told him, he went straight there and the WM guy said a guy came in and bought all 10 they had left. I gave my nephew one and my Son In Law the other. Fish with both of them and they both have said they aren't too bad and they both have a couple of nice quality rigs as well.


GOD is good!
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3