Originally Posted by jettycowboy47
I d like to try wade fishing for Trout and Redfish on the surf front in Galveston. What kind of rod action wise should I be looking at?medium? medium light? or light ? I like the Castaways "Go to" rods for wading-The Skeleton line is nice but a little uptown in price for me right now. I prefer bait casters over spinners . What weight line should start with ?12# / and size of cork + size of hook + sinker. I want to have some fun
Reel: Daiwa Coastal or a Shimano equivalent-left handed retrieve is absolutely essential. Magged reel would be nice.
Line 12# mono -hi viz (essential)
Rod : Castaway 6'-6" long handle or 6'-0" short handle/medium power and med/ fast action ( shorter rods less tiring ime)
Hook:Mustad Circle hook size ?? (I want the shrimp to stay on!) or Eagle Claw Kahle style
Weight of sinker??
Cork size ??
Location: The open surf (Surfside) anywhere there's green water and access
Please help me out here Thanks!
For further reference light, medium light, and medium are not the action of the rod but actually that is the power of the rod. Action refers to how stiff or whippy the rod tip is. A fast tip is pretty stiff while a moderate tip is pretty whippy. Most popping rod blanks have a medium fast tip which helps you pop the cork without pulling it in when you pop it. A medium or medium light power rod is what most people use for bay fishing. An All Star or Falcon rod is a good choice for affordability and quality and can be found at Academy. Also TTF makes a good rod for a hundred bucks as well. Cajun Thunder corks are great corks and can be found at Academy as well. I like to use a small treble for live shrimp and croaker hooks for baitfish. 2ft of Flouro leader is what I like to use under the cork. Don't be shy on popping that cork good and hard, it's like ringing the dinner bell as I like to say.