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PostPosted: 08 Apr 2007, 19:15 
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were going sailing down there and i didn't know if anybody knew any good rod and reels,

i would like to know what type of lure or bait i should use?

could i use a freahwater reel, but wash it with freashwater after i use it each time?


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PostPosted: 08 Apr 2007, 19:41 
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Just an idea or two for you that I have used in FL. I don't know for sure what you will be trying to catch but I use a 6' med. heavy graphite rod w/ a large Shakespear spinning reel spooled w/ 40 # test Spider Wire. If I'm fishing in depths up to 50 or 60' I use 4 oz. sliding egg sinkers above a barrell swivel, or a 6oz. sinker if we are in 100' of water. I tie on 18-24" of 60# mono below that and use a 4/0 to 6/0 stainless steel hook. This rig is for bottom fishing and works real good for Grouper and Red Snapper, as well as a variety of other fish. Rinse it real good with freshwater after you are done. Spanish sardines or Squid are good bait just to name a couple. Check with the local charter Captains down there to also get some good ideas. Good luck and have fun !

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PostPosted: 09 Apr 2007, 11:39 
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PostPosted: 09 Apr 2007, 11:47 
I use Penn rods and reels for my trolling for stripers, steel fishing wire, and umbrella rigs with fake eels.


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PostPosted: 09 Apr 2007, 12:18 
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so pretty much a muskie set up, except different tackle right?

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PostPosted: 09 Apr 2007, 12:44 
Haven't fished for muskies. :) I've only fished for tuna, cod and stripers.


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PostPosted: 09 Apr 2007, 13:08 
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some all most like what i use for flatheads around here.i all ways wanted to do some ocean fishing. seems like alot of fun.but the closest to that kinda fishing around here is the river..lol


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PostPosted: 09 Apr 2007, 13:45 
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does anybody know of any other type of fish that would be around the British Virgin Isles?

so 40-60 lb line with a steel leader and big hook with fake eels, or some type of bloody fish should do the trick?

how much do Penn Reels run you?

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PostPosted: 09 Apr 2007, 14:14 
It depends on where you shop and if you go manual or if you get the ones that have been modified to be mechanical. I think the last one I bought was on sale for like 200, but it came with the rod.


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