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Hey, y'all! Just joined from Houston and have been looking around the forums until I decided to go ahead and introduce myself. I used to fish a bit when I was younger, but kinda got out of it. Couple weekends ago I spent fishing with my father-in-law and brother-in-law, and I got hooked (see what I did there)! Anyway, I'm brand new to the bass fishing scene - having only been once and not catching a thing. 

So obviously being new, I'm gonna ask for recommendations. I'll be starting out with 1 rod and 1 reel, so I'll need it to be an all-around setup (if there is such a thing). What should I look for? Medium, medium/heavy, heavy? Fast, moderate? Baitcast, spinning? Also, what kind of lures are must haves? SO MANY CHOICES!

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11 minutes ago, TXguy said:

Hey, y'all! Just joined from Houston and have been looking around the forums until I decided to go ahead and introduce myself. I used to fish a bit when I was younger, but kinda got out of it. Couple weekends ago I spent fishing with my father-in-law and brother-in-law, and I got hooked (see what I did there)! Anyway, I'm brand new to the bass fishing scene - having only been once and not catching a thing. 

So obviously being new, I'm gonna ask for recommendations. I'll be starting out with 1 rod and 1 reel, so I'll need it to be an all-around setup (if there is such a thing). What should I look for? Medium, medium/heavy, heavy? Fast, moderate? Baitcast, spinning? Also, what kind of lures are must haves? SO MANY CHOICES!

Welcome TXguy - I used to live in Houston myself, now I reside in Florida.  

I will let someone else chime in on recommendations for equipment, but people are going to want to know what kind of waters you will be fishing.  Ponds, lakes, from the bank, in a boat, etc etc....maybe even specific lakes might help.  

Some of it boils down to preference too - I'm sure this thread will fill up with information soon enough.  Again, welcome aboard - tight lines - and stay cool in that heat. 

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Welcome aboard!

 

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Welcome to Bass Resource. Enjoy reading & contributing in the forums.

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Welcome aboard!

Go spinning, much easier to get started
with. Once you are there, expand to the
casting side of things only if you want to.

I do most of my fishing with spinning gear
now after a foray into only casting, which 
was quite successful, BTW! So both are 
tools in a tool box.

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Thanks, guys!

As for some other information, I'd be fishing mainly from shore on lakes like Lake Conroe, Fayette County Reservoir, places like that which have murky/stained water. 

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Hello and Welcome!

 

Mike

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Greetings and Welcome to the forums :)

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Hello and Welcome to Bass Resource ~

A-Jay

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Welcome!

I agree with Darren. Spinning is a lot easier to learn than baitcasting. 

My fishing buddy uses spin cast reels, which he loves.

As for rods, I love my new medium-heavy weight rod, since i can really "bury" the hook!

Tight lines and let us know what you decide to start with and how soon before you have more rods than you can carry!

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Welcome TXguy! I cannot really say which the best all around setup would be. I have and use both types (spinning and casting). I'd say casting is more versatile but then some are not able (for whatever reason) to use casting gear effectively and become frustrated enough to give up. Spinning gear is definitely easier to learn on but has its limitations also. Whatever you decide on, I'm sure you'll be catching bass soon and we're looking forward to you sharing your experience :thumbsup:  

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Welcome to the forums!

Jeff

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Welcome!

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Well, guys. Spent Saturday around Bass Pro and Academy with my cousin. Picked up a Berkley Lightning Rod and an Abu Garcia Black Max!

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Welcome Home! We're glad you're here.

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