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 Posted: Mon Feb 9th, 2015 01:10 am
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fish byt gathered
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Hi I wanted to no at the bass pro gent's what kind of bass rods is the best for grunter fishing in witsand? Going there next month for 4 days help will be very grateful thanks

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 Posted: Mon Feb 9th, 2015 03:52 pm
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Theyre a pretty skittish species so i'd personally go as light as possible.

Any 7ft spinning rod with a small grinder (with a good drag) should be fine.

Use a light mainline - say up to about 12lb with 15lb fluoro leader with a smallish hook - 1/0 to 4/0 would work well. They have tiny mouths and love sucking your bait in and then spitting it out again. I've had some luck with small circle hooks on pulley rigs with prawn baits and sealice.

Most common rig though is a running sinker - barrel or ball - not too heavy. Up to 1oz or so should be perfect.

Alternatively you can fish weightless with just a hook on your mainline. Potent if drifting over banks. Especially if you can see them tailing.

Good luck ::tight:

Last edited on Mon Feb 9th, 2015 03:55 pm by Ninja-Nic

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 Posted: Mon Feb 9th, 2015 11:08 pm
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Thanks alot ninja-nic for the info

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 Posted: Wed Feb 11th, 2015 03:59 pm
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Well i use a Shimano Scimitar 6'6 with a 2500 size grinder, or my 4" KP for grunter. 8-12lb line will suffice. Personally, i use 10lb mono as my mainline (Maxima Ultra Green) and Double-X Fly Tippet 12lb fluorocarbon as my leader.

Any 6-9' rod will suffice depending on whether or not you need distance on your cast. Remember, grunter fight mostly at the boat once they've checked your eyes!

Fish light. I use a no.2 Gamakutsu fly hook (long shank) with a 1/16 or 1/32 oz mojo sinker with float stops. I've had limited success using small circle hooks. Recently tried a Gamakatsu Soi Ring (Black) but the offset leads to too many gut-hooked fish - so stopped using them after one trip.

I've only fished the Breede once for grunter. Got one of 3.6kgs using a funny looking tank goby for bait.

Enjoy!

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