Don’t expect to find a one-size-fits-all fishing rod

Published: Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 17:08 PM.

nReels – The new Penn Squall reels in various sizes. These are awesome and come in at a reasonable price. You will need to know what kind of fishing your angler usually does. Bluewater anglers who fish for wahoo and tuna will need a larger reel than those who fish inshore for king mackerel.

nBaits are so varied in the offshore category I suggest buying terminal tackle. If the tackle shop you frequent is worth its salt the employees can help you pick out the correct leader material, hooks, swivels and weights your angler may need.

nRods again are so varied it is hard to pick one out for your angler so get a gift certificate.

These of course are only a few suggestions and your friendly neighborhood tackle shop employee (if they are worth their salt) can be an invaluable resource for your angler to have a very merry Christmas and/or happy holiday.

Fishing the surf right now at night can produce good numbers of gator (big) speckled trout. The soundside has a few legal specks but most are undersize. Look for the creeks to start loading up with black drum. The reds should be on the shoals in good numbers here, so be ready.

Tight lines and fair winds.


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