What sort of fishing gear and tackle is appropriate for fishing for redfish, mackeral, and flounder?
What sort of fishing gear and tackle is appropriate for fishing for redfish, mackeral, and flounder in the surf around Galveston, Texas?
I am looking to buy new rod, reel, and lures.
Specially what is good for fishing in the surf on the beaches of Galveston, Texas.
A good stout 7 footer spooled wiht as much 20lb test you can fit and a nice spining reel are what i use when I am not using my fly rod. For reds, drifting live shrimp or small shad are a favorite and as far as lures go curly tailed grubs work pretty well as well as any bait fish pattern type stick bait. For mackrel make sure you use a steel leader as they are toothy little creatures who will shred mono in a heartbeat, back hooking small bait fiosh work well for them. Forget about the dep sea stuff, like I said a good stout spinning combo will work great. Flounder are ambush feeders mostly so running small minnos on the bottom wiht a flounder rig works pretty good and strips of squid will bring them to the cooler too. Mind your creel and size limits and Good Luck! Tight lines!
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