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Fishing Gear Setup Florida Red/Sheaphead from Kayak?

So I am getting back into fishing after about 15 years. I have a kayak I will be fishing from, Malibu Stealth 14 and I’m 6 foot tall. I live on the Gulf Coast of Florida and plan on fishing the flats. Redfish and sheapshead will be my main goal. Maybe some flounder if possible, and some snook here and there.

What I am looking for is some setup advice. I hear Ugly stick is one of the better rods out there now. But would love to hear peoples opinions. I have around $125 to spend on a pole and reel. I know it is not a lot, as some setups I hear people spending $300+ on the rod/reel alone. It would be nice if I could get two combos for the $125.

Besides shrimp and other live bait, what are some good artificial lures to use?

What is the the recommendation for fishing line?

Kayak fishermen, tell all! What’s your fishing setup like?

I bought a kayak for fishing a year or so ago, and I absolutely love it. I’m convinced there’s no more productive, more enjoyable, or more relaxing way to fish.

Are you a kayak fisher also? What’s in your outfit? Tell me what type of kayak you have, what tackle setup you use, your methods, what fish you normally target, and what gadgets have helped you out.

I’m especially interested in fishfinders on kayaks (I don’t yet have one), but please tell all!