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Is 50lb braid too heavy for Small Shiner fishing?

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Never shiner fished before and the only setup I have is my baitcaster with 50lb braid or my spinning with 10lb mono. I don't know if  10lb mono is enough for the fish we are targeting (6+ lb peacocks). If not, is 50lb braid sufficient? This fishing trip was a surprise and I don't have any of my other gear on me :(

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50Lb is pretty universal for baitcasters. Maybe a touch heavy, but it'll work. 

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35 minutes ago, CroakHunter said:

50Lb is pretty universal for baitcasters. Maybe a touch heavy, but it'll work. 

lol I know its universal for baitcasters but will it weigh the shiner down

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It won't weigh the shiner down but it may float it, I use 50 a lot and it takes the lures forever to sink 

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Look up Scott Martin vids on youtube. Think he used 10-12# line with shiners Florida canal peacock fishing.

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50 is fine, 30 would be better. Mono would be even better, IMO. I'm thinking I'd like 15# Big Game for that. You could tie on a leader of mono.

 

I used to use 50# braid for jigs and worms just because it was also my frog rod. Then I got a frog combo and started using 30# on my jig/worm combo. It casts better.

 

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Use a leader! I don't think those peacocks are known to routinely get that big, I could be wrong. You just want to make sure the shiner can swim freely and naturally, 50lb braid would definitely prevent that without a leader. I wouldn't go any heavier than 12lb leader. The 10lb mono should be good too. Good luck!

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For the rare occasions that I've used shiners, it's been 50lb braid or 25lb copoly. 

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This is a vid I found of Scott but with his kids they are using 10# braid and 12# leader.

 

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