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So I'm wondering what kind of tackle and rods do you guys bring bank fishing? I feel like I have WAY to much tackle for a bank fisherman... I have 3 Plano 3700 boxes filled with tackle. and another one filled with terminal tackle. and 2 gallon freezer bags full of plastics.... along with 5 different rods. I have them all in my car at all times but I'm wondering what would you bring for banging the bank?? tackle and rods please. thinking I could get rid of the deep divers..DT6 -DT14, XD series ect. but I don't know...

 

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I'm a simple guy so one baitcaster and one spinning rod. Spinning for all worms and t-rig plastic. The baitcaster for everything else. As for tackle; one small box of terminal gear, one box for cranks, buzz and swim baits and the other box for all my confident plastic baits. All in a back pack. I try to fit in all in one box at times. I only take what I love to fish. Don't forget the water, bug spray, snacks and sun block. Leave your phone so boss don't bother you. 

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I just take a bait caster and a few baits  ,   sometimes I just take one lure . I want to be moblie not bogged down and constantly   putting things down and picking them back up .

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Generally I have 4 baitcasting and 2 spinning outfits in the truck with me. I generally take a max of three rods to the bank. The rest stay in the truck. I have one of the green tackle bags from Cabela's which holds 6 - 3600 boxes and a smaller Plano 3600 soft side bag which holds 3 - 3600 boxes in the truck. Depending on what I need for where I am fishing I'll generally carry the Cabela's bag. If I am looking at a substantial walk to my fishing spot I'll gear down and carry the Plano bag. I like to be prepared for whatever situation that I am fishing. :)

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I usually bring along four rods.  M spinning for light t-rigs, MH baitcaster for jigs, MH baitcaster for heavy t-rigs, and a M spinning for crankbaits.  I put some confidence baits into a tackle box to carry along.  Food, water, sunscreen, etc. stays in the car.

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14 hours ago, fishinfiend said:

i can park near the bank so i bring like 7 rods and a chitload of tackle lol

Every place I bank fish I can drive right up to the bank!

To old & wore out for hiking ;)

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I have 3 small boxes full of buzz baits a few top waters and hooks and crank baits. I usually just take a spinning rod because I havnt been able to get the bait caster I've been wanting yet or figure out how to properly use this old bait caster my dad's lent me. I also have 3 gallon zip locks 1 for just senkos because I can't seem to stop buying them, 1 for creature baits, and 1 for trailers 

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One spinning rod and one baitcaster, a tackle bag with 2-3 3600 boxes (one square bills and lipless cranks and one topwater almost always), and bags of soft plastics on top of the boxes, bottle of water, pliers, small box with hooks and sinkers. In my trunk is a milk crate with my extra 3600 boxes and soft plastics and some random trout stuff. I just switch out the boxes that are in the bag based on weather and where I'm fishing.

I always bring my phone so I can spam my friends with pics of every dink I catch. I highly recommend getting the 3601 boxes with the low profile if you can find them. You can fit twice as many boxes in your tackle bag that way. Lots of wasted space in a 3600 size box.

 

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Pretty simple too..a baitcaster and a spinning reel...As far as gear i fish clear water mainly but have some lures and plastics also in case the water gets murky

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Usually two rods, occasionally three, one with a soft plastic and one with a top water tied on. I put a frog, a spinnerbait, and a variety of soft plastics into one worm bag and put it in my pocket. That's it. If I travel, then I'll throw my tackle box in the truck and walk back if I need something that isn't in my pocket.

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I carry 5-6 rods myself and then use 3 3700 boxes and a slim 3600 for terminal tackle in a backpack. Tools and plastics in the small front pocket and plastics in both side pockets. I can fit about 30-40 bags of plastics. I don't always carry that much but I can and prefer to at times

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I have a finesse spinning rig and a bait caster for the bank.  A technique specific (frog, flipping, Carolina rig, etc.) rod goes too. 

My bag is a cabelas brand that holds 4 3500 boxes.  I have a pocket reserved for several bags of plastics inside

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I only have 1 rod at this time it's a medium action spinning set up..  I like the grubs with a jig head for the river never have had much with TW on a river..  outside grubs I haven't had much luck with anything else river fishing..  I only assumed river fishing with bank fishing but when I go ponds or lakes and bank fish I bring a couple TW for early morning and late evening worms and grubs along with a crank or 2 if you know the water is a bit deeper

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Tackle backpack. Usually I bring three rods two baitcasters maybe a third or a spinning rod. Depend on what the weather is and where I'm fishing. Bright sunny, pitching rod frog rod spinning rod. Cloudy, spinnerbait rod or squarebill rod, topwater.

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Try to determine what baits you will likely throw before heading to the water. Put them and whatever terminal tackle you think you may need it a gallon ZipLock. Grab whatever rod will handle those baits along with your jig rod and a handful of jigs and go for it.  Worst case scenario, you figured wrong. Put that rod down and start tossing the jig  .:shhh:

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12 rods, all my lures, tools, extra line, pain meds, an ice chest with food and drinks, a portable fan, a radio, a golf cart, and a caddy. And a hat.

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I get pretty remote sometimes.

Partial list:

3-6 rods

a soft-sided tackle box

two-quart military canteen

Yugoslavian surplus pack with food and coffee, extra canteen/cup/stove, an alcohol burner and fuel tabs, water purifier straw, backup power for the phone, a book, sunscreen, bug repellent, and small tarp with paracord

a Thermacell

On my belt, a 1911, two spare mags, Ka-Bar, diamond hone, Cammenga compass, Leatherman, and flashlight

Strapped to the pack are a first-aid kit and Frogg Toggs rain gear.

I generally have a boonie hat either on or strapped to the pack, and a bandanna either on my head or in my pocket.  Just a couple headgear options there.

I'm a big guy and can carry this with relative comfort.  If I decide to set up for a while in one spot, it makes that spot a whole lot more comfortable.

Josh

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Five spinning setups. One baitcaster. Two 9606 split roof tackle boxes on topwater one cranks. Another tackle box weedless. I leave the kitchen sink in the car till it's needed. My box of assorted scents.

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Lets say we are fishing a 100 yard long rip rap dam . Do you guys still carry all that stuff ? 

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3 minutes ago, scaleface said:

Lets say we are fishing a 100 yard long rip rap dam . Do you guys still carry all that stuff ? 

In that case, probably just a spinning setup with a 3500 box or pack of plastics in my pants pocket

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I love bank fishing but some of you guys are listing camping gear. I might bring a bag of cheez its or stop to get taco bell breakfast if I want to have to rush back out of the woods 35 minutes after I get there. I just couldn't bring so much  stuff but my guess is that you guys are staying at these spots for quite awhile?

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I bring two (maybe three) spinning setups and a backpack that carries 3 plano boxes, 2 gallon ziplock bags worth of plastics, a gatorade, and extras (fish grips, scale, gloves, bug spray, etc.). Since this is essentially all of the gear I have, I never feel like I'm missing out. If anything, I usually realize that I only end up using 1/10th of all my lures, so I sometimes wish I packed lighter. 

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2 hours ago, scaleface said:

Lets say we are fishing a 100 yard long rip rap dam . Do you guys still carry all that stuff ? 

In this case, 3-4 rods, hard and/or soft tackle box, canteen, one hat, and the Thermacell.

The stuff on my belt is pretty much daily carry. The Ka-Bar is for killing Asian carp and similar, and it is not daily carry.

Three rods cover the water column without taking time to tie lures. A fourth rod is generally lighter; an ultralight spinning or a finesse casting setup.

Josh

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