Fishing

Discussion in 'Non Surf Related' started by JERSEYboarder, May 26, 2013.

  1. JERSEYboarder

    JERSEYboarder Well-Known Member

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    Jun 30, 2009
    okay so i guess that there are a decent amount of fishermen here so, i want to get a rod and real for fishing. 100% of the fishing will be from the beach but im lost when it comes to what i should be looking at. not trying to drop alot of $ but who is? so if anyone could help thatd be cool. sorry for the lack of info i just dont know where to start
     
  2. hinmo24t

    hinmo24t Well-Known Member

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    Jan 16, 2012
    a nice set up for the money is the Penn Fierce in the 400 or 4000 range (mid size) and an Ugly Stick classic 7' rod. My dad has that set up and it works out well on the stripers and blues up here. I have the Penn Slammer 460 with an ugly stick which Id recommend too.
     

  3. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    For local conditions, I go with a 9' St. Croix Mojo Surf rod and a Penn Sargus (7000?) reel. Moderately priced and very versatile.

    The best place to go advice and gear, IMO, is Sciortino's Tackle Box up Hazlet, right on Route 35. It's a little drive, but the guys in there are good people, and their advice and knowledge is rock solid.
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2013
  4. GoodVibes

    GoodVibes Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Number 1 question is what do you wanna catch?
     
  5. livesurfish

    livesurfish Well-Known Member

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    May 13, 2013
    well it depends on what you are fishing for
     
  6. livesurfish

    livesurfish Well-Known Member

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    May 13, 2013
    when i fish in jersey i use my ugly stick 7 foot surf cast and a plug or a crippled heron thats what i use for striped bass
     
  7. Onelove87

    Onelove87 Well-Known Member

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    Aug 8, 2012
    Man Ive been thinking the same thing. I live right on the bay and been wanting to fish for sometime im mostly looking for flounder, stripped bass, but would like a versatile rod and reel.
     
  8. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
  9. hinmo24t

    hinmo24t Well-Known Member

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    Jan 16, 2012
    yeah fierce 4000. the 8000 that link is to is prob overkill/heavy/extra money. the 4000 is on the top right of that link. its a nice reel for the money.
     
  10. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Yeah, they are a nice lower scale PENN reel!
     
  11. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Jersey... I have no idea what your budget is, but know that if you're fishing the suds with any regularity, you'll learn fast and you'll be the one who's "hooked," especially if you start getting into fish. So you could go cheap and end up either going back to the store to get better gear because you're not going to be happy with what you have... or, you'll end up missing big fish you could have landed with a better rod and reel, and maybe damaging what you had beyond repair.

    So if you just want to get your feet wet, and don't plan on fishing hard anytime soon, just go to Walmart or Sports Authority, and pick up the best combo you can afford. You'll have a good time, and maybe get lucky and have it last a few years.

    But if you can afford it, and plan on making it more than just a pastime.... invest.
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2013
  12. GoodVibes

    GoodVibes Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I think no matter what path you decide to buy your gear or what kind of fish you want to land ,your best bet is go out with someone who will teach you.From picking out your first reel to casting your first rod.My parents had a boat when I was 7 up until my mid 20's, so my old man taught me the ropes.Good luck with your adventure.Throw up some pics when you land your first Bass.They're out there now.
     
  13. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Good Choice! Or even a smaller size- i have a 7ft (or maybe its 7.5??) mojo surf- its perfect for the beach, inlet and even the boat! you will not get the distance or be able to throw heavier plugs with a 7ft... if you want that get the 9

    Personally - i find that if your going to spend a little bit of cash- spend more on a good rod... reels tend to come and go- unless you drop the big bucks... a Penn or a Shimano is a good choice...

    This is for NJ stripped bass of coarse...
     
  14. curl

    curl Well-Known Member

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    Apr 30, 2013
    Lb speaks some words of wisdom , fishing from the beach a 9 ft should be your min , most guys I fish with have 10 s for some distance . 130 on a penn slammer and a rod for 100 is the ticket , a sealine or tsnumia with 15 lb test.
     
  15. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Was very happy with my Penn Slammer for years... 'till somebody stole it, and my kid's bike, right out of my garage two summers ago. Found the bike in a dumpster down the road, but the rod and reel were gone forever.

    I agree with walkingonh2o as well... bass/blues/bonito are the quarry most days of the year. Then come blackfish around the rocks in the spring... fluke and maybe speckled trout/weakfish or croakers for fun in the summer.
     
  16. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    We used to SLAM blackfish in the lobster pots, especially if it was a trawl we lost that was sitting for a couple weeks, talking like 5 or 6 fish per pot sometimes. Sorry, not hijacking, LB saw your post and it made me think of that.
     
  17. curl

    curl Well-Known Member

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    Apr 30, 2013
    LB, I have used and think I have finally abused a Daiwa BG to death , although not the most popular I think dollar for dollar these are so simple we can use the word bulletproof. 100 for this reel will give you untold pleasures ,add in a light carbon 9 ft and you have some backbone to land serious fish .