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Stop now delete your account here go in Google settings and block all outdoors stores like BPS Cabelas DSG etc.

Investing limited money and fishing is like mixing oil and water. 

Seriously though what kind of fishing are you looking to do? Bank or Boat ?what do you want to fish for? What do you have already? And what is this limited budget amount?

 I would imagine some if the members would love to help you spend your $. But some info would help make better decisions.

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How much money you have ?

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14 minutes ago, Raul said:

How much money you have ?

And what's your credit line?

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16 minutes ago, trick worms said:

Just realize you don't need expensive gear to catch fish and you don't need 15 rods either

NEED has nothing to do with it ?

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Hooks, soft plastics, and a couple of different types of hardbaits.

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20 minutes ago, Torn Thumb said:

Hooks, soft plastics, and a couple of different types of hardbaits.

A pack of bass pro stick-o's and some EWG hooks is enough to start the addiction. 

From there you better find a good job. 

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Simple.  Get yourself a cheap spinning combo.  A pack of 3" senkos, and a pack of 4" Keitech easy shiners. 

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if you are bank fishing and really want to get serious into the bass fishing sport all you need is around 250$. bass pro shops has there epic xps brand square bills on sale for 2.50$ right now. really cheap all you need is about 20$ worth of terminal tackle meaning hooks weights etc a pack of 15 lb seaguar red label line

 

http://www.basspro.com/Bass-Pro-Shops-Pro-Qualifier-Reel/Johnny-Morris-CarbonLite-Casting-Rod-Baitcast-Combos/product/1408260726481/ this epic combo 6:4:1 medium heavy 7 ft 6 inch fast action and about 20$ worth of bass pro shops brand soft plastics and about 30$ worth of hard baits. or you could get a 30$ spinning reel combo i bought one a fews days ago from bass pro with 6 lb for crappie and trout and i smashed largemouths with it today. what i do is every time i go to bps i go during a decent sale and spend 10$ on lures every few months and now my tackle bag wieghs like 25 pounds

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5 hours ago, You_Only_Live_Once_Fishing said:

How should i invest my limited amount of money on fishing?

Well, you asked.

http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/fact-sheets/2012/03/12/us-ocean-fish-stocks-an-excellent-return-on-investment

 

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It's a crazy hobby just like any of them. Hunting, bow hunting, guns, reloading, rc cars lol. Me, I found a rich gf. She always says u know u only have so much time to do things lol. And u get into hobbies because u enjoy them which makes it very hard not to drop coin on something u love to do. 

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Here is my 2 cents for starting cheap and fishing on a budget. For a rod reel combo I would go with an ugly stick spinning rod, with a 30ish buck reel. You can't beat an ugly for the price, well built serviceable rods that last, I still use one 4-5 times a week. Have tried other cheaper rods, and most broke very quickly. As for the cheaper spinning reels, many have lasted years for me, and while the drags aren't perfect, they handle the bass that I have caught. For line I use fireline, which will last ya at least a couple of years.

As for baits, I would start with 4-5" single tail grubs and some weedless jig heads. If you can find kalins grubs go with them, otherwise Zoom and BPS are good too. Cranks, I would start with something like the bandit 100-300 series depending on the depths you fish. You could throw in some tubes and a worm or two.

The most important thing is think long term, I have been a budget fisherman most of my life, but through sales and just time passing, I have a good enough selection of baits and rods that I don't feel limited on the water. 

Good luck

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13 hours ago, You_Only_Live_Once_Fishing said:

How should i invest my limited amount of money on fishing?

First of all it is not an investment if you intend to use stuff and not sell it for more than you paid for it, it is an expense.

If you intend to start a fishing business, invest in how much you are willing to loose and hope that you recover the investment and make a profit.

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15 hours ago, You_Only_Live_Once_Fishing said:

How should i invest my limited amount of money on fishing?

Uhhh Go Fishing! ;) 

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4 hours ago, Wayne P. said:

First of all it is not an investment if you intend to use stuff and not sell it for more than you paid for it, it is an expense.

If you intend to start a fishing business, invest in how much you are willing to loose and hope that you recover the investment and make a profit.

I view it as an investment, only because I consider the "fish caught" to be the "return" on my investment.  But that's just me, and that helps me to keep my expenses down to a realistic level.

13 hours ago, Heron said:

Simple.  Get yourself a cheap spinning combo.  A pack of 3" senkos, and a pack of 4" Keitech easy shiners. 

Ok, I'll also add in some 2" Easy Shiners, only because Ive been doing great with them lately.

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How can we help you when we don't know your budget or needs?  If you're starting from scratch then obviously you need a rod, reel, line, hooks, weights and baits.

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Do you have any fishing gear for bass? If you don't I would just do some bargain shopping online using various buy and sell forums. You should be able to find plastics for cheap, hardbaits for close to 50% off and plenty of rods and reels for under $100 a piece.

If you know how to use a baitcaster I would suggest one of those and one spinning. This will cover about anything you want to throw. Get something like Berkley Big game for line and it will do about whatever you can ask of it. Buy a backpack or something to keep your tackle in.

With about $300 to spend you should be able to get enough pieces (A few rods, reels, line, lures, terminal tackle, pliers, etc. plus a backpack or tackle bag) to be able to effectively fish for bass in your home waters.

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If you don't have a lot of money then buy a small amount of nice stuff and not a ton of crap. 

 

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Buy used & save the difference!

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If you have limited money, never fish with someone who has a bigger budget and likes to say, "Here. Try this."  My wife just had her first bass and first crappie on my  gear.  She said she loved that she could feel the fish bite.  Guess who is getting her own high end gear now. Don't fall in that trap.....or if you are married, make silly mistakes like I did.  

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