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Surf Fishing Nc ?????

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Im heading to North Carolina for a family vacation in October. We are staying in the Outer Banks in Frisco. My wifes dad has all the surf rods and such. But i would like to bring a setup to cast with. Would 50lb Power Pro be a decent line? I figure a few spoons,plastic shrimp, some white swim jigs, a couple jerkbaits, spooks. Anything that i absolutely need? Also, can i use a fresh water baitcaster in salt water as long as i wash it every night? Thanks for any info you guys can give me. I have never saltwater fished, so this is going to be a learning experience.

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I don't know what kind of surf is in that area, by that I mean is it necessary to cast past the breakers, in South Florida it is not. I fish in the surf nearly every day, all that is really needed would be a spoon, bucktail jig, soft jerkbaits on a jig head work well too, anything else I may use is strictly to give me some variety, a blow up with a top lure can be awesome. I can't speak to your equipment, but when you do rinse it down make sure the water does not push any sand into the reel, gentle spray and don't forget the rod guides. Sand is worst enemy, a good idea is to have a towel with you to lay your reel on. Personally and what I see others using in the surf down here is spinning gear with 15-30# braided line. A couple of weeks a go one of my buddies caught 42# redfish in the surf with a mh spin and a 4000 reel, really all you need, if you are going to use bait, I'd go a bit heavier.

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well my father in law has all the spinning outfits and long rods. I purchased a Abu Garcia inshore i plan to use for casting inland waters and the surf. According to the websites and reports, blue fish are the top fish.

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Bluefish are awesome, one of the harder fighting fish I have encountered, I've had them bite a lure in half. As I understand it there are 3 strains of blues, our Florida species are under 10#, mid Atlantic run a bit bigger and off NJ or Long Island 20# is not uncommon. They can be caught offshore, inshore and right up to the beach.......good luck, you're gonna have fun.

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