Originally Posted by andyhuddy
Thanks people! Can anybody point me in the direction of a good rod for sea bass fishing? Can I use the same reel? What is the correct method for catching? Which lures are best and how should I rig them?
First Off Leave off the 'Sea'...Just BASS will do
For inshore Bass Spinning and light Bait fishing-Live Sandeel ect.
You want a Decent double Handed Spinning rod from 7-9' capable of casting 1 to and 1 and a half oz's....Shimano-Diawa-Greys-Penn spring to mind,although there are ALOT of other good makes.
Braid is good,but not essential and 10lb mono will be fine...and cheaper while you learn.
A selection of 'Toby' Spinning Lures coupled with Rapalla Plugs-J-11's and J-13's and maybe some surface Lures,and maybe a few weighted 'Jelly's' too will get you the 'Goods.'
A good medium Fixed Spool reel-properly Loaded will Top it off!
Fish over Rough Ground- Shallow Water, preferabley with a bit of movement-early in the Day,and at Dusk for best results.
Probabley the Best investment you could make at this stage is Dr Mike Ladels 'Book Hooked on Bass' considered the Bible on Bass Fishing,and Back in Print by popular demand!
You could also consider joining B.A.S.S who have a large number of Bass Fanatics!..and have meets Fish-ins and Tutorials.
There is no real Mystery to catching Bass...Just Be in the Right Place,at the RIGHT time,with the Fish on the Feed..and they will take anything!....THE Trick is..(And the Fun!) Learning where the places are,and When to fish them,in what conditions!