Looking to get a rod for walking along the beach. 8' to 10' mediium to light action is what I'm thinking. Tips, suggestions anything will help and where to get them. Budget is maxed out at roughly $50 to $65.
If you want a decent rod for surf fishing and a low price I would go with the meat hunter fishing rod. A two piece 10 foot rod is $39.00 and a 12 foot one is $49. I prefer the 12 foot rod because it's rated for 2-8oz. I fish 4oz weights not matter the condition because I can sling it a mile. I own 1 of the 12 foot rods it's not my favorite compared to my Penn Prevails and off shore Gold Cup rods because it's not stout feeling. It's kinda whippy and sling shot feeling when I cast it. However, it has the most play when catching pompano which makes it more fun to fish than the others. You must use electrical tape to marry the two pieces together or the top piece will fly out when you cast it. Do not fish this rod unless you tape it together. I think it's a steal for the price, it's also a fiberglass rod and that's why it's less expensive. More expensive rods are graphite and they more durable.
I bought this one and paired it with a Quantum Blu BL30 PTS reel I picked up on sale at Academy. I put some 20lb Kastking braid(figured if I was going cheap do it the whole way) on it and I like it a lot. It's great for chunking lures and definitely gives me more range than my 7' rods. I only surf fish about 5 times a year so it works well enough for me.
Thanks for all of the advice and input. I did do quite a bit of research on the information that my fellow fishermen provided. Being that my birthday is next month I am in contract negotiations with my insignificant other for a 9' Penn Prevail and the Penn 400.
She has informed me that I am not worth as much as I think I am and certainly not worth a new rod and reel.
I think I will win this round though, fishing get me out of the apartment and she has peace and quiet. My argument has been "your not doing it for me, your doing it for yourself."
Tight lines everyone.
Hi all, I'm new to the area and have been getting back in to fishing--it's been years since I fished salt water, so I've got a lot of learning to do. That said, I've been catching tons of ladyfish in the mornings at the public beach access on Okaloosa Island, but I'd really like to get in to...
Was looking at the regs for Johnson Beach and Opal Beach and saw something about it being ok to fish unless the lifeguards are on duty.
is that a thing right now, and if I get there and they are on duty, how far up/down beach do I need to go?
Will be buying a condo in Florida soon. I have narrowed down to:
A. Perdidio/Gulf Shores/Orange Beach
C. Mexico Beach
Strictly speaking best beach for pompano surf fishing, which should it be?
Strictly speaking surf fishing for pompano and moon phase only, what is your favorite moon phase to fish?
A. Quarter approaching full moon
B. Quarter after full moon
C. Quarter approaching new moon
D. Quarter following new moon