Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I bring around 12 rods with me on the boat when I go out. Sometimes I don't even pick up some of them if I hit a pattern that's working. Do you guys bring that many rods or do you bring less and tie diffrent baits? My thought is that I just need to pick up a diffrent rod to try a diffrent  technique  rather than changing baits. What do you guys do?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So far this year 2 rods ;)

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I carry 5 normally:

  • 1 M spinning
  • 2 MH casting
  • 2 H casting

Sometimes I add a M casting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you have the room (and that many rods) and it works for you, I say stick with it. Personally, five rods suit my needs anytime I'm not zeroed in on a general pattern. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i got 8

1 shakey head

1 crankbait

1 chatterbait/spinnerbait

1 frog

1 wacky rig

and 3 for flipping usually only use 5 of them

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

4 rods. Three baitcaster's, one spinning rod. I tie on spinner, frog, jig, lipless crank. On the spinner, I usually have a t rig, or a drop shot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 for spinnerbait

2 for jigs/plastics

1 for jerkbait

1 for tube/shakey head

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

8 rods on deck and 5 or 6 in locker. On deck depends what pattern's. But at least 4 with jigs!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The more dialed in you are the fewer amount of tackle that is needed, 

My rod boat locker contains;

Baitcasting:

3 Swimbait rods, 1 H and XH

4 jig and worm rods.

2 crankbait rods.

1 structure spoon and smaller crankbait rod.

2 all around rounds used for spinner baits and lighter weight jigs.

Spinning:

2 medium light finesse rod used for drop and slip shot.

1 medium finesse rod used for dart head jigs.

15 rid & reel combo's.

I don't keep anything pre rigged, rig as needed.

Generally settled down using 1 or 2 outfits any given day or night and that is all I keep on the deck.

When I fish out of someone else's boat I take 4 outfits and 1 tackle bag.

Tom

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I've fished a lake and have a good idea of what I'm going to need, then I have fewer rods.  If I'm traveling to a new lake I've never fished and have no idea what I'll be fishing then that's another story.  So my rod lockers might have 5-8 rods in it on a dialed in bite with 4-5 on deck or I may have 20+ rods in the locker and 10 on deck trying to figure out a new body of water.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This year I will have 7 total I only had 3 at the end of last year it was 

1 crank

1 flipping

1 finesse 

This year the 7 are 

1 jerkbait/top water

1 flipping 

1 casting jig

1 deep crank

1 lipless/other crank

1 big bait

1 finesse 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The most I use is 5. Typically at any one time for me there are really only like 2-3 effective lures/presentations so I have more than I need. It would be nice to have more just to have stuff tied on to check things out and I do plan on getting another setup. 

Baitcasting:

1 for texas/carolina

2 for jig/reaction baits

1 for big swimbaits

Spinning:

1 for finesse stuff like dropshot, shakyhead, slim senko, underspin etc. 




 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use two at a time.  I own 4 total.

1 Hvy

1 Mhvy

1 Med

1 Light

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I carry most of my rods with me in my locker, usually have about 10 on the deck.
Casting rods

3 swimbait rods from H to XH
3 cranking rods for squarebills to deep divers
jerkbait rod
popper rod
spinnerbait
bladed jig
frog
C-rig
toad/holly belly
punching rod
finesse jig
jig
T-rig
football jig
traps


spinning rods
shakyhead/tubes
light cranks/jerks
Ned rig
dropshot
wacky rig/senko
Keitech/grub

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I had a bass boat and it could hold 20, then 20 is what I would carry.  Since I don't, I rotate rod/reel combos so that most will see some kind of use during the year.  One may or may not be a Medium spinning rod.  I always try to carry a ML, a couple Mediums and a couple MHs with Fast, Extra Fast and Medium-Fast actions.   I normally have each set up with different lures so all I need to do is grab a different rod.  My time on the water is usually pretty limited and I would rather be casting than tying.

Most of the time I fish from shore and when by myself will carry 8-10 rods in the car.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
37 minutes ago, new2BC4bass said:

If I had a bass boat and it could hold 20, then 20 is what I would carry.  Since I don't, I rotate rod/reel combos so that most will see some kind of use during the year.  One may or may not be a Medium spinning rod.  I always try to carry a ML, a couple Mediums and a couple MHs with Fast, Extra Fast and Medium-Fast actions.   I normally have each set up with different lures so all I need to do is grab a different rod.  My time on the water is usually pretty limited and I would rather be casting than tying.

Most of the time I fish from shore and when by myself will carry 8-10 rods in the car.

 

HAHAHA..... 20, that's conservative for you i'd imagine.  you sure that wasn't a typo and you mean 200?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I used my boat I'd take all my setups just to soon realize I only ever ended up with about 5 on the deck. I've used my boat once in 2yrs now since buying a kayak. I take the 4 or 5 setups that always stayed on the deck of the boat. Seems to be working out alright for me so far. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I carry 46-50 rods in my boat at all times.  I may take one or two out and replace them with one or two other rods, but most all of my rods and reels stay in the boat.  Last thing I want is to be out on the lake wishing I had a rod I left at home. I can't tell you how many times I've went out expecting to have a good bite in "this" bait, only to find out they were biting "that" bait. Luckily, since I have all my stuff in the boat, I just dig out the rod I need and catch fish.  

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Bass_Fanatic said:

I carry 46-50 rods in my boat at all times.  I may take one or two out and replace them with one or two other rods, but most all of my rods and reels stay in the boat.  Last thing I want is to be out on the lake wishing I had a rod I left at home. I can't tell you how many times I've went out expecting to have a good bite in "this" bait, only to find out they were biting "that" bait. Luckily, since I have all my stuff in the boat, I just dig out the rod I need and catch fish.  

That's from a guy who has won a major tournament this year!

Cocked, locked, & ready to rock! ;)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
41 minutes ago, Bass_Fanatic said:

I carry 46-50 rods in my boat at all times.  I may take one or two out and replace them with one or two other rods, but most all of my rods and reels stay in the boat.  Last thing I want is to be out on the lake wishing I had a rod I left at home. I can't tell you how many times I've went out expecting to have a good bite in "this" bait, only to find out they were biting "that" bait. Luckily, since I have all my stuff in the boat, I just dig out the rod I need and catch fish.  

Now that is a boat I could use!  :bounce:

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, new2BC4bass said:

Now that is a boat I could use!  :bounce:

Basscat Puma FTD...I love it!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I usually have about 9 or 10 on deck if I am not on to a specific pattern or bite. Once I get it down or find a pattern I will use about 5 or 6. Now on new water where I am in the dark I will keep 10 on deck until I get comfortable with the lake

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I carry almost all mine in the locker. So I've got 10-12 in the locker and there are times I'll have 7-8 on deck if I've got some junk fishing to do, and there's other times I'll get down to 2 if I'm really on something. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With my tiny 16 foot Tracker I can only do 4 rods in boat without stepping on them. 

  No Rod locker. 

I like to rotate my stuff each trip: all round reels one time , all Daiwa, just to have fun. I'm limited to one waterway so I'm pretty sure how to fish them. 

     I usually have them all rigged but I may start leaving them with baits off. Won't tangle as much. Once I brushed my leg up against a rigged Vision 110 and had a rough time removing hooks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    bass fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    bass fish

    fishing

    fishing poles

    fishing reels
    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×