What size rod is best for surf fishing?
between 10-12 feet
Most anglers will be more than fine with a rod between 10-12 feet in length.
How long should your surf rod be?
Surf Fishing Rod Your rod needs enough height and power to cast beyond the waves breaking near the shore. An 8ft surf rod will work well in areas where the water is calm; otherwise, choose a minimum length of 10ft. Surf rods also have characteristics called “power” and “action”.
How far can you cast a surf rod?
In a nutshell, you will be able to cast 50-70 yards on a good day using a surf rod. That being said, you generally need less than that to catch fish in the surf.
How far can you cast a 15ft surf rod?
What makes a good surf fishing rod?
Faster action rods are more accurate when casting and provide better sensitivity. They also provide more solid hook-sets by quickly transferring the energy of the rod to the fish. This is because the rod loads up faster since only the tip flexes. A faster action rod also gives you a better ability to turn a big fish.
What size reel do I need for a surf rod?
For general purpose surf fishing I recommend a 4000 to 6000 series spinning reel paired with 15# to 25# braided line. A setup in this range will land 90% of the common beach dwelling species you are likely to encounter.
Can I surf fish with a 9 foot rod?
A 9-foot rod with a 5000- or 6000-size reel is a standard beach and jetty combination. It should have the backbone to launch a 2- or 3-ounce lure into the surf, but not be overkill for smaller bluefish and schoolie stripers.
How heavy should a surf rod be?
Power is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a rod for surf fishing….The link between the rod power and the line’s strength.
|Rod Power||Line Size|
|ML – Medium Light||6 – 12 lb test|
|M – Medium||10 – 16 lb test|
|MH – Medium Heavy||14 – 26 lb test|
What is the best surf fishing rod for long distance casting?
Penn’s surf fishing rod is ten feet long and offers medium power, which is the ideal combination for long-distance casting and surf fishing. This rod has a two-piece spinning rod that is more than sufficient(click here for best spinning reel).
How much does a surf fishing rod weigh?
This rod also has two to six ounces and line weights between fifteen and thirty pounds. Penn’s surf fishing rod is ten feet long and offers medium power, which is the ideal combination for long-distance casting and surf fishing. This rod has a two-piece spinning rod that is more than sufficient(click here for best spinning reel).
What is a 15 foot surf rod good for?
This 15 foot surf rod provides unmatched sensitivity and has medium to heavy action. A medium heavy rod is the perfect strength to use when targeting all the common fish in the surf including pompano, redfish (red drum), speckled trout, bluefish, spanish mackerel and anything else that swims near shore.
What rig should I use with my jkckha 15’ surf rod?
The JKCKHA 15′ foot surf rod can be used with just about any rig you’d usually use when fishing the surf (learn when is the best time to surf fish including knowing the best tides for surf & beach fishing – high vs low tides to be even more effective when fishing from the beach).