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    Default Fishing Gear

    What kind of poles, reels, #line does everyone use? (Not for fly fishing)

    I have a 7' Ugly Stik with a spinning reel that can fit about 150 Yards of #30. I'm not sure if it's going to work in PWS right off of Whittier, maybe 10 miles out. I've seen people use huge fishing poles and reels and I'm starting to think my pole can't handle it..

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    What are you fishing for? Halibut, silvers, sharks. Answers are going to vary on the game you pursue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveinthebush View Post
    What are you fishing for? Halibut, silvers, sharks. Answers are going to vary on the game you pursue.
    Most likely silvers hopefully some kings.

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    There is no reason you couldn't catch some salmon or rockbass but the beauty of the big blue sea is that you never know what you may reel in or see what took your stuff for that matter.

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    You will have no problem catching silvers and smaller kings. Remember to set the drag properly, not at the reel like most people do.

    Could be fun jigging for rockfish in shallower waters too with a 5-8 oz. jig.

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    Is there an advantage using a spinning reel over a conventional reel? Whenever i see people saltwater fishing on tv they have these huge conventional reels and they strap themseleves up.

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    From my experience levelwind or baitcasting type reels will hold alot more line than any spinning reel. When your in the saltwater you typically fish deeper and want stronger (larger diameter) line than in fresh water.

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