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 Post subject: Thoughts on Fishing Gear
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 8:26 am 
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So I am looking for a couple trolling rods and reels to get into both fishing from the AI and also maybe from our Sea Ray 46. This would be Florida East coast, Bahamas, etc.

How are these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :IT&ih=025


 Post subject: this is what I would do
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 1:19 pm 
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Location: New Jersey
go to KMART and get yourself a nice 6-7' heavy duty rod and reel combo

you can get yourself a good Shimano reel and rod for a $100 - $150

stop by the local tackle shop and ask them to pick out a couple of lures to troll or even some live bait

Fishing from the AI takes some practice and you need to simplify your gear and approach. When I started I took everything now I am down to 1 or 2 small tackle boxes. It has also made fish me fish the stuff I have harder

I also find myself zig zagging around to slow myself up so that I am not trolling that fast with the AI. I have also brought the sail in to make it easier in the cockpit. With the sail in half way you can also achieve a better troll speed

When I hook up my plan of attack has been to pull in the sail and work the fish to one side as I keep the boat turning in a fairly big circle

By circling around I have been able to keep the fish in the middle of the circle and also work him to the back of the boat to unhook

So far sailing, fishing and cruising around has been lots of fun :D

Al aka "YAKMAN"

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