Below is my most used Fishing gear and what I recommend for any serious or simple fishing trip.
Great rod to throw SP Minnows or lures all day in the surf. Strong and lightweight. Med - long butt on it to really use that leverage to cast whatever you throw far. I have this in a 10ft 6in.
Great rod for the skiffs or charters. 6ft 6in in medium heavy will handle any Lingcod, Cabezon or Rockfish you can throw at it. It is also strong enough to handle a King Salmon if the opportunity arises.
My go-to rod for fishing the rocks. Amazing all around rod for so many applications: charter boat, skiff, sandy beaches, rock, pier and more. 2pc so breaks down and easily transportable.
Smoothest reel I’ve ever used. Have it ready for a charter trip or fishing the rocks. Solid reel with great line capacity.
My go to for nearly all surf and rockfish applications. Great for Stripers, surf perch, Lings and Cabezon from shore and everything in between. I have two of them!
A go-to for many anglers West Coast and East Coast. Tip a Bucktail with it for Stripers, or rig it up on a drop shot and search for halibut. Great action. My go-to is a White 4 or 5 inch Mullet
I almost use this exclusively for Rockfish from shore and have been using it more and more off shore. 4 - 5 inch Black and/or Green Pumpkin have landed me the most fish. Silver Shiner and Electric Shad are a close second. The action is amazing in the water and they have a "strong squid scent" already included.
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