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What are the main rigs/lures for a baitcaster?

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New to bass resource, and just recently getting back into fishing after 5 or 6 years away and having never seriously been devoted too it.

 

I live in southwest NH, and just purchased a 6'6 medium action bait cast rod, Johnny Morris carbonite 2.0, with matching reel, 7.5:1 gear ratio., lined with 30lb spiderwire invisalign braid. Primarily fishing in ponds and small/medium size lakes.

 

I've always used a spin caster, but really want to learn the baitcast and make sure I'm using it for the right lures/rigs. 

 

Any advice is hugely appreciated!

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Hello and Welcome to Bass Resource ~

 First things first, you are going to want to learn how to 'set-up' that casting reel.

This will offer you a better chance at being successful as you learn to cast.

There's plenty of excellent info in the BR articles section on how & where to begin.

https://www.bassresource.com/how-to-fish/

 

Perhaps a little later, we'll introduce you to The Bait Monkey.

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A-Jay

 

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For most guys the general rule of thumb is heavier line and lures for baitcasting. I also prefer

baitcasting gear for "moving" lures.  Spinning tackle is generally the choice for finesse presentations,

baitcasting for "power" fishing.  I suggest #6 Seaguar InvizX on spinning gear, #12 or #15 AbrazX

on a baitcaster. If you want to kick it up a notch, my favorite line is Seaguar Tatsu in the sme weights.

 

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You can pretty much use a baitcaxter for anything.  I use them for weightless soft plastics up to 2 oz swimbaits. Generally though most people use them for jigs , T rigs , harder setting hook type presentations, frogging. 

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1 hour ago, Ksam1234 said:

You can pretty much use a baitcaxter for anything.  I use them for weightless soft plastics up to 2 oz swimbaits. Generally though most people use them for jigs , T rigs , harder setting hook type presentations, frogging. 

Agreed.  I use baitcasters for everything.  Line/rod/reel decide what lures I throw on each one. 

 

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Get a jig, texas rig, spinnerbait, and paddle tail swimbait and you'll have all you need for starting out.

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I fish all type of lures with the 3 I got. I have one for plastics, crankbaits/rattletraps, and one for top waters.

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12 hours ago, ABel94 said:

just purchased a 6'6 medium action bait cast rod, Johnny Morris carbonite 2.0, with matching reel, 7.5:1 gear ratio., lined with 30lb spiderwire invisalign braid. Primarily fishing in ponds and small/medium size lakes.

 

I think you've got yourself a spinnerbait outfit...

 

oe

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Anything 3/16th ounce or over . I/8 ounce use your spinning outfit .  I rarely fish with lures that light so use baitcasting almost 100 percent of the time .

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If I were you I would stay away from fluorocarbon line when you are learning to cast a bait caster. Start with mono, it's cheaper and much more forgiving with black lashes. You will get plenty of backlashes while learning.

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