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Offline Skillet

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Re: rockfish/ling set up
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2019, 04:50:08 PM »
My absolute favorite ling/rockfish rod for depths up to 300 feet was my all around salmon jigging rod, Berkely IM7, a 7-9" heavy casting rod. Had a Abu Garcia line counter reel on it spooled with 40# power pro and a 15 foot-ish top shot of quality mono.

The line counter was awesome for most vertical fishing.  Great combo.

Should have bought 10 of those rods.

Is that the (or similar to the) Buzz Ramsey walleye rod? Got one or two of those laying around.

I don't think so. It's a stouter rod,  rated for up to 4oz jigs (I've fished 8oz no problem) and 15-50# line.
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Re: rockfish/ling set up
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2019, 08:10:39 PM »
My absolute favorite ling/rockfish rod for depths up to 300 feet was my all around salmon jigging rod, Berkely IM7, a 7-9" heavy casting rod. Had a Abu Garcia line counter reel on it spooled with 40# power pro and a 15 foot-ish top shot of quality mono.

The line counter was awesome for most vertical fishing.  Great combo.

Should have bought 10 of those rods.
sounds like the rod i have.
you can get that in an im8 for like 70 bucks

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Re: rockfish/ling set up
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2019, 08:24:39 PM »
for shallow seabass I love to use a 7' light-medium trout rod with a sensitive tip and spinning reel with 6# line. I typically find kelp and cast a jig at them. Its great action with 2-3lb bass  :fishin:
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Some of the funnest fishing I've had is in the spring when the bass are feeding "on top". It can really be a hoot on light gear. If you only have one light rod on the boat, everyone will want to use it. That said, I'd still consider 8-12# line on a medium rod to be light. If a ling grabs it, you still want to have a chance.
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