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I feel like I have most of the setups I need for most of bass fishing but what else is there that I might need and is there any corrections you guys think should be made?

I have a 

  • Cranking rod- St.Croix 7'2" medium glass moderate action rod with shimano chrnoarch ci4 (I use it for squarebills and medium depth cranks, also use for spinnerbaits/chatterbaits)
  • Finesse baitcaster- St. Croix legend tourney 6'10"  medium extra fast action with shimano aldebaran
  • Jig rod- St. Croix legend tourney 7'1" medium heavy  extra fast action (want to get a met mgl or met dc)
  • Texas rig rod- St. Croix legend tourney 7'1"  medium power fast action with shimano core 50mg7
  • All purpose rod - St. Croix legend tourney 7'1" medium heavy fast action with shimano metanium mgl
  • Topwater rod- St. Croix avid x 6'8" medium power extra fast action with shimano scorpion 70
  • Unweighted plastics rod/ jerkbait rod- St. Croix legend tourney 6'8" medium power fast action with shimano curado 70

Let me know what you guys think.

Thanks for the help!

 

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Do you ever do any deep crankbait (6-8-10Xd) fishing?

A-Rig?

Flip or punch heavy weights?

Drop shot or shakey head or any type finesse worm?

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Looks like you're good to go in the baitcasting dept.  But like PawPaw asked about the lighter stuff, every well equipped bass angler needs at least one spinning setup.

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1 hour ago, The Bassman said:

Looks like you're good to go in the baitcasting dept.  But like PawPaw asked about the lighter stuff, every well equipped bass angler needs at least one spinning setup.

Or two?

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Actually I like to have two spinning rods and since your arsenal is full of ST Croix look at adding these two rods.

First I would add an Avid X   AXS69MLXF which is a 6'9" medium light extra fast tip rod  and covers lures from 1/8 to 1/2. I fish a similar G Loomis rod with unweighted plastics, Z Man TRD Ned rigs ( and if you are not fishing these little mini Senco style baits on their 1/10 or lighter heads you need to be!), small Sencos (like 3 to 5 incher), and it would work for drop shots as well. I throw a lot of old school bait like Kalin 5 inch grubs on BPS Perfect Finesse Worm Hook jig heads. I also like to throw light tubes on this rod.

My second spinning rod suggestion would be a Avid X AXS68MXF. This is a bit heavier spinning rod . It specs for 3/16 to 5/8 lures. My G Loomis rod that covers this allows me to fish larger floating worms and my light to mid weight texas rigged plastics, heavier weighted tubes, shakey heads, the 6 inch or larger Sencos either weightless, wacky or even texas rigged.

As for baitcasting equipment, I think you are covered unless you want to fish heavy slop, so pitching and flipping, frogging, punching would come into play.  You may or may not even need to fish this way depending on your body of water that you fish 

  

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2 hours ago, The Bassman said:

Looks like you're good to go in the baitcasting dept.  But like PawPaw asked about the lighter stuff, every well equipped bass angler needs at least one spinning setup.

I forgot to mention that. I have a abu Garcia review premier on a st. Croix 7'0" medium power fast action 

1 hour ago, fishnkamp said:

Actually I like to have two spinning rods and since your arsenal is full of ST Croix look at adding these two rods.

First I would add an Avid X   AXS69MLXF which is a 6'9" medium light extra fast tip rod  and covers lures from 1/8 to 1/2. I fish a similar G Loomis rod with unweighted plastics, Z Man TRD Ned rigs ( and if you are not fishing these little mini Senco style baits on their 1/10 or lighter heads you need to be!), small Sencos (like 3 to 5 incher), and it would work for drop shots as well. I throw a lot of old school bait like Kalin 5 inch grubs on BPS Perfect Finesse Worm Hook jig heads. I also like to throw light tubes on this rod.

My second spinning rod suggestion would be a Avid X AXS68MXF. This is a bit heavier spinning rod . It specs for 3/16 to 5/8 lures. My G Loomis rod that covers this allows me to fish larger floating worms and my light to mid weight texas rigged plastics, heavier weighted tubes, shakey heads, the 6 inch or larger Sencos either weightless, wacky or even texas rigged.

As for baitcasting equipment, I think you are covered unless you want to fish heavy slop, so pitching and flipping, frogging, punching would come into play.  You may or may not even need to fish this way depending on your body of water that you fish 

  

I might look into getting another. I was looking at the new ci4

2 hours ago, pawpaw said:

Do you ever do any deep crankbait (6-8-10Xd) fishing?

A-Rig?

Flip or punch heavy weights?

Drop shot or shakey head or any type finesse worm?

Don't do any deep crankin or a-rig fishing. But now that I just purchased a boat I might be looking into those since I will be fishing at depth now

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What presentations are you trying to toss out there that you can't with your current stock of rods? 

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