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Non tournament guys how many rods/reels do you bring when you go out fishing?What lures are on them ?What's your location?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I keep about 15 rod/reel combos in my boat from finesse spinning to XH swimbaits rod.

More tackle then I call remember and fish very specific locations depending on seasonal periods. 

For me it's pre spawn and I am using. Jigs, worms, swimbaits and crankbaits anywhere bass stage.

Tom

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I have 11-14 on my boat, a few spinning set ups and the rest are bait casters. A couple are specifically for my wife, who comes out with me most of the time. Everything  from ML spinning to heavy baitcasters.

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If I am bank fishing (probably 80% of my fishing) I'll typically bring 3, a frog rod, a jig/worm rod and a reaction rod (spinnerbait, crankbait). When I go wading in the river here I only bring a medium power spinning rod, most of the time I don't even bring my tackle bag, I throw a bag of senkos and a popper or 2 in the pocket of my waders. With that being said I don't have the need for 20 rods, I've narrowed my arsenal down to 4 outfits that cover all of my needs. 

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I have 4 spinning  and 2 casting currently..most days I only keep 3 or 4 out. Varies from jig, t-rig, light finesse (slider/light head type), drop shot, crank, etc.

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When fishing in a boat as I dont own a boat. I limit myself to three rods and one backpack. When shore fishing I limit myself to two rods and one backpack. I bring 1 medium power rod for worms light jigs. I bring one medium heavy to throw jigs and spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Faster taper but it just means I have to be smart about playing the fish.

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14 on the boat and 4 on the bank.

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I take 4-5 when in my brother-in-law's 14' dinghy.  At home I fish from shore.  Number of rods depends on whether I am by myself or taking someone with me.  I'll take the same number if the wife is riding along.  Alone I will take 8-10 rods.  Seldom take a Heavy or a spinning rod, but have multiples from ML to MH already set up with different lures.

 

Number of reels equals number of rods with rare exceptions.

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Central/S FL area here. About 8-10 combos on deck for me usually. If I'm on a shallow lake it's usually topwater, punching/flipping rigs, senkos, jigs and T-rigs. If I'm deep then it's XD cranks, C-rigs, swimbaits and A-rigs.

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I bring 6 and thought that was alot lol thanks for all great responses!!

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Just now, Wurming67 said:

I bring 6 and thought that was alot lol thanks for all great responses!!

I didn't say they all got used.  :teeth:  I try to but it doesn't always happen.

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Part of me was thinking just bring a couple of rods and just focus on a couple of lures to give them a chance to produce results instead of constantly changing rods with different lures tied on.

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Just now, Wurming67 said:

Part of me was thinking just bring a couple of rods and just focus on a couple of lures to give them a chance to produce results instead of constantly changing rods with different lures tied on.

Not a bad plan at all. I go with one rod on the bank and 4-6 on the boat, though I usually just use 2-3 most days. Less can be more B)

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Well I fish the occasional tournament but for me it doesn't change. I keep 8 in the boat, normally 6 on deck unless I've really got em narrowed down to one presentation. And there are a few rods I could get by without but its nice being able to switch quickly without retying all day. Sometimes I just feel the need to fish a lure even if its only for a few casts and I never pick it up again.

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4 minutes ago, Wurming67 said:

Part of me was thinking just bring a couple of rods and just focus on a couple of lures to give them a chance to produce results instead of constantly changing rods with different lures tied on.

 

I've often thought the same thing, but why have all these rods then leave them all at home?  :(

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I am a bank angler 99% of the time. South western Ontario, Canada. Multispecies fishing, our bass season is end of June till end of November :(

 

6'9" Fenwick HMG ML-F spinning with a Pflueger President XT 30 spooled with 10 lb braid and a 6-8lb leader. Mainly for light cover finnese and trebles. 

 

6'8" St Croix Mojo Bass M-XF spinning with a Pflueger President XT 30 spooled with 10 lb braid and a 6-8lb leader. Moderate cover finnese, soft plastics, Texas rigged worms,  and trebles (adjusting the drag). My go to set up. 

 

6'6" St Croix Avid X MH-F and a 6'10" Shimano Compre MH-XF baitcasting paired with a Daiwa Tatula 100 HSL spooled with 50 lb braid. New to me this year, will be using it for pitching jigs, Texas rigged creature baits, and hollow body frogs. 

 

I only bring two set ups with me at a time with a backpack and a net. 

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6 minutes ago, new2BC4bass said:

 

I've often thought the same thing, but why have all these rods then leave them all at home?  :(

That's my thinking as well I spent this money on them and all those lures I should use them lol.I have so much confidence in spinnerbaits it's what produces the most fish for me .

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2 minutes ago, Wurming67 said:

That's my thinking as well I spent this money on them and all those lures I should use them lol.I have so much confidence in spinnerbaits it's what produces the most fish for me .

My 2 biggest bass were caught on spinnerbaits (and my biggest calico).  :teeth:  Also it is my lure of choice when I am going to the river just to practice my casting or to try out new rods/reels.  Hard to snag one and lose it.  Always a plus.  And even catches the occasional fish...whether it is a bass, pickerel, calico, etc.  :D

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I'm of the less-is-more group, as well. The most I brought

on my kayak was, I think 6. Waaaay too many. I usually

bring 2 or 3 and concentrate on a few techniques.

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9 minutes ago, Wurming67 said:

That's my thinking as well I spent this money on them and all those lures I should use them lol.I have so much confidence in spinnerbaits it's what produces the most fish for me .

I have only been fishing a few years now, but something I found helpful was to bring one confidence set up and another set up to try something new. That's part of the fun of learning new techniques 

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I fish from a Kayak so it depends on the conditions. I usually have two rods, one baitcaster, one spinning for throwing light plastics. But it is really weather and condition dependent. Early spring I will go out with just a spinning setup and a few jerkbaits. Mid summer I will have a frog rod, a crank rod, and a spinning. With the limited space I need to be versatile.

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On the boat. I'll have maybe a dozen rods, but try to keep the ones on deck to a minimum, usually 3-6. From shore it's 1 rod 99% of the time, and a max of 2, unless I'm hitting places where I won't be moving around, which is almost never.

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Tournament or not

Bank or boat

 

5 setups

 

Texas Rig

Jig-n-Craw 

Spinnerbait/Trap

Topwater 

Crankbait

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