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Old 05-22-2018, 09:00 AM   #1
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Trying to plan a 4day to Port A. We are going the second weekend of August. This will be the first time I've taken the yaks to the coast and first time I've been to Port A (went to Port O'Connor several times). Advice on tackle set up rod and reel combos (yaks in mind). Any and all pointers welcome.

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Old 05-22-2018, 10:07 AM   #2
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If you wanting to fish inshore buy a new Hook-N-Line Upper Laguna Madre map. It has all the Yak launch spots marked on it.
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Old 05-22-2018, 11:14 AM   #3
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Lighthouse Lakes and a bone or baby spec Super Spook Jr. I'd also have an 8 wt. handy.
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Old 05-22-2018, 11:34 AM   #4
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Topwater, gold spoon, paddletail, and a popping cork with a gulp plastic is what I used and did decent. My best luck was around Wilson's cut (may not be open anymore after the Hurricane) and taking the ferry across and fishing Brown and Root Flat.
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Old 05-22-2018, 11:52 AM   #5
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I currently have ZERO saltwater tackle as most all of my fishing is cat fish or sand bass when they are running. Gonna try to spread this cost out from now till august so it's not as bad.

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Old 05-22-2018, 12:04 PM   #6
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I currently have ZERO saltwater tackle as most all of my fishing is cat fish or sand bass when they are running. Gonna try to spread this cost out from now till august so it's not as bad.

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I’ve got more saltwater tackle than I know what to do with. Pm me your address and I’ll send you some.
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Old 05-22-2018, 02:10 PM   #7
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Will do. Do you have a pay pal? I'd at least like to pay shipping. Thank you

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Old 05-22-2018, 02:35 PM   #8
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Will do. Do you have a pay pal? I'd at least like to pay shipping. Thank you

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Nah donít worry about it. Youíre helping me declutter.
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Old 05-22-2018, 02:39 PM   #9
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Nah donít worry about it. Youíre helping me declutter.
Well thanks anyway. I'll do the same when I get home next weekend.

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Old 05-23-2018, 01:16 PM   #10
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Staying under $100 per combo if you were going to take 2 rod and reel combos to port A what would you buy?

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Old 05-23-2018, 01:37 PM   #11
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Check out this place He will help you out. You might even do a guided trip since it is your 1st time there. https://www.slowrideguide.com/
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Old 05-23-2018, 01:47 PM   #12
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Shoot me a pm I might try and make it down around that time too. I fish light house lakes and the upper laguna madre pretty often and do well. I just got back from the lakes a few weeks ago and had very good action on top water for trout and reds.
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Old 05-23-2018, 01:53 PM   #13
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Staying under $100 per combo if you were going to take 2 rod and reel combos to port A what would you buy?

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Penn battle 2500 with 20-30lb braid and a cheap 7í rod from academy.

Abu Garcia black max with a cheap 7í rod from academy.
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Old 05-23-2018, 01:57 PM   #14
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Penn battle 2500 with 20-30lb braid and a cheap 7í rod from academy.

Abu Garcia black max with a cheap 7í rod from academy.
Perfect I've got the black Max's covered a few times over ... That saves budget for tackle!

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Old 05-23-2018, 05:33 PM   #15
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Penn battle 2500 with 20-30lb braid and a cheap 7í rod from academy.

Abu Garcia black max with a cheap 7í rod from academy.
Headed to academy to check out those Penn's now

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Old 05-23-2018, 05:40 PM   #16
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If you wanting to fish inshore buy a new Hook-N-Line Upper Laguna Madre map. It has all the Yak launch spots marked on it.
Just bought that map. Buddy of mine was showing me some good places he goes in his yak.
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Old 05-23-2018, 05:44 PM   #17
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Just bought that map. Buddy of mine was showing me some good places he goes in his yak.
I ordered it today too

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Old 05-23-2018, 06:05 PM   #18
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Staying under $100 per combo if you were going to take 2 rod and reel combos to port A what would you buy?

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You may want to check out these:

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/pen...dCatid=3254545

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/pen...dCatid=4152690
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:09 PM   #19
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I'm also a big fan of Power Pro - green in 20lb

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/pow...ldCatid=116654
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:11 PM   #20
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I'd bring a 3rd pole and rig one of these on it:

https://www.hhlure.com/collections/s...rimp-float-rig
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:14 PM   #21
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Iíve got more saltwater tackle than I know what to do with. Pm me your address and Iíll send you some.
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:30 PM   #22
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I was looking at that 1st one.

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Old 05-23-2018, 07:01 PM   #23
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I actually own the Penn Fierce II but its on an 7' Ugly stick.

Given the price of the reel and an Ugly stick, I'd just get the combo.
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:14 PM   #24
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I actually own the Penn Fierce II but its on an 7' Ugly stick.

Given the price of the reel and an Ugly stick, I'd just get the combo.
Just need tackle suggestions now...
Went ahead and ordered 2 new 7ft rods for my black Max's and bit the bullet on 2 of the penn fierce combos

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Old 05-24-2018, 10:10 AM   #25
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Bone colored Spook
Gold Spoon.
Paddletails in electric chicken and mullet
Gulp shrimp in new penny, rootbeer, and LSU colors
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Old 05-24-2018, 03:34 PM   #26
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Bone colored Spook
Gold Spoon.
Paddletails in electric chicken and mullet
Gulp shrimp in new penny, rootbeer, and LSU colors
Thanks gonna start in on tackle next week


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