Need Pier Fishing Help?
I am going pier fishing this summer and i haven’t tried it before, I have seen it on youtube done a little research and have been on piers watching people fish but still have questions. I am going in middle of July with my friends in Daytona Beach at Main Street Pier. I have 1 7 ft. spinning fishing rod that i use for bass and small fish at a lake near my house. I have some small bait and lures but will get some saltwater baits. I will get a 7′ cast net to catch some live bait in the waves. I will also get some good size hooks to use for the bait. I am wondering if i need to get a bigger rod like a 10 ft. medium size spinning rod or something else. I also am wondering what size line to get like 30 lb tested or 50 lb tested. What other gear would i need to get? Also what kind of fish could i find off of the pier? Any comments, websites and suggestions will be much appreciated.
Hey Gabriel, I got your message you sent me, I just have had a busy weekend on the water. First off try not to limit yourself to fishing off a pier. If your on a pier you have to have the fish come to you and then you have to contend with everyone else on the pier. I would suggest riding around and finding somewhere on the intercoastal waterway that you can pul off the road and fish. I’ve never actually fished in Daytona but I’ve fished the ICW just north and south of there and fishing is great. Stick w/ your 7′ rod with 15lb test line and maybe about 18″ of 25lb florocarbon leader on the end for safety. Get a small circle hook and some shrimp and go to town. I prefer using artificial bait so someone else may be better suited to help you with rigs.
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