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I have multiple bass and panfish setups right now, I’m looking to target catfish now. What should I use rod, line, and bait wise. Tips on methods for catching catfish in a pond would be appreciated too.

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I am heading home to New Orleans for a visit soon. Since living away from home, I have become much more interested in fishing. I live in Seoul, Korea and do a lot of shore fishing in the sea and some bank fishing in reservoirs. I will be on Lake Pontchartrain, on the north shore near Slidell, fishing with my uncle and cousins. They have told me that the spillway was opened and we all know that has a big effect on fishing. I was wondering about different baits I should be throwing. I have heard good things about the Rapala X-Rap jerk bait. I have a brown and silver bellied one already and I was wondering on suggestions for different colors that would be good for murky waters. I was also thinking of some soft plastics on a drop shot or Carolina rig. Any suggestions there?

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Reddit | Everything fishing gear by /u/capn_cornbread - 11h ago

Hey all,

I'd like to start getting into saltwater this summer. Right now, I'm looking for a decent rod/reel combo that I can use anywhere from the surf, pier, jetty, or in the bay. I live in NJ about an hour away from the closest good beaches so I'm planning on going mostly during the summer. Think I'll mainly be targeting fluke but want a setup that I can use for other species as well. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Been looking at this Penn Battle II combo from Dick's:

https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/penn-battle-ii-spinning-combo-15pnfubtl40007ft1com/15pnfubtl40007ft1com

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Gonna be going on my first charter boat in a couple weeks. Up til now I’ve been strictly a Lake fisherman. My main targets have been bass, blue gill, trout, catfish and carp. I’ve fished salt water before as a teenager (mostly off the pier), but haven’t gone saltwater in about 7-8 years. So I’m wondering, what kind of gear I should get before my trip. I will most likely end up borrowing some of my uncles rods because he has rods for the occasion, but I want to at least show up with my own tackle, and line just in case it needs changing. If all goes well I will most likely look into getting my own rod and reel combo specifically for ocean fishing, so please feel free to leave some suggestions on rod types and reels. What kind of tackle/items do you recommend I go out and get for my first trip? I am a total noob when it comes to fishing on the ocean and I don’t want to embarrass myself out there by not showing up with something. Thanks in advance!

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Hello Reddit. So, I bought a little Dock Runner combo because I really enjoy creek/river fishing and it gets pretty damned thick sometimes. Plus, figured I could use it as an ice rod this winter. The rod is fine, but this reel has not been great in my hands ($18 combo though so I didn’t expect it to be). I’m shopping for a reel now, but am pretty new to the hobby and have been humbled by the sheer amount of option/information. My whole life I have just bought a pre rigged pole and fished it until a brother stole it.

So: what should I be looking for? Not too concerned with price, as this is more of a luxury pole that I keep in my trunk for when I get off work early or happen to have a long lunch. I like the idea of being as light as possible while still being capable. I don’t even really know the questions I should be asking, and I’m sorry about that.

Educate me, please!

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Looking to get back into fishing but have never owned my own gear. I've only really borrowed stuff here and there but want stuff of my own now. Looking to get stuff for my girlfriend too who likes to fish also. We are looking to mainly do inter coastal and river fishing and maybe some beach fishing on occasion. But nothing deep sea or anything.

Looking for the following for under $400-$500:

  • 2- rods and reels
  • 1- cast net
  • 1- handle net
  • line, hooks, weights, etc.

Thanks for anyone who takes the time to give some suggestions.

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Looking into getting another baitcaster. Currently I use BPS pro qualifier 2 which is great but I thought I look into some others. I don’t like Lews but am open to about anything else. Thanks.

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I started fishing very recently, about a month back. I started with a $20 spinner reel from walmart and a week in bought a $90 lews baitcaster combo. I recently tried using the $20 rod again and it felt like true torture. My question is, do diminishing returns exist in the fishing domain? If I invest in a $500 baitcaster setup will it make my lews combo feel like as garbage as the $20 one does?

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I just picked up a pack of storm shads at Walmart after my friend used them for bluefish to pretty good success. At least, they were biting it. The problem is they were ripping the back half off. He was using a 6” i believe, and the ones i got were 4” which should help, but i also want to get a pack of trailer hooks for safety. However no stores around me sell them, and I’m not sure what size to order. Anyone have any idea?

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I want to make a handline and I've got 40m of nano cord (thinner version of paracord but still very strong) with a strength of 60kg as the main line. I will use a monofilament as the leader.

Any advice on this? Would I be better off just using a strong monofilament as the main line and be able to have much more length in my handline?

Any comments or advice appreciated.

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