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    Most name-brand freshwater tackle will stand up

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    Siddique

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    Join date : 2010-12-02

    Most name-brand freshwater tackle will stand up

    Post  Siddique on Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:39 am

    Most name-brand freshwater tackle will stand up to the salt, as long as you rinse it with fresh water after a day fishing. I've caught good fish in the ocean using everything from an 8-pound test freshwater spinning outfit to a heavy 80-pound test trolling outfit. It all depends where you're going and what you're after.

    For what it's worth, for a basic inshore trip summer in southern California, I'd recommend a largish spinning or baitcasting outfit, or midsized conventional outfit, with 15-20 pound line, though if larger fish (yellowtail, white seabass) are biting, or if you're heading offshore for tuna, you might want to go a bit heavier. In other parts of the country your needs will be different.

    As for brands, Penn is the old standby, Daiwa and Shimano make high-quality saltwater gear as well.

    As for sharks and live bait: Just about every fish will eat live bait (sardines, anchovies, mackerel, etc.) as it's their natural food. Sharks will eat it, too, but you're no more likely to get a shark with live vs. dead bait. Most of the sharks you're likely to see will be the small, basically harmless bottom-dwellers, these you just unhook and release. If you get a big shark and don't want it, either break it off beside the boat or clip the line (assuming it hasn't bit through your line already).




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