Tag Archives: Types Of Fish

Inexpensive Rod/Reel Combo for Inshore Saltwater Fishing?

Hi all,

I’ve been saltwater fishing pretty consistently for about 2 years now and really love it, but I’m in need of a new (and inexpensive) rod/reel combo. I’m a poor law student and I’m always at my family’s beach house during breaks. I just got a kayak, so I’ll be doing a lot of inshore fishing in Mobile Bay within the next two weeks. I also fish from sandbars in the Gulf, so I’m looking for something that will stand up to different types of fish, from ladyfish and whiting to red bulls and flounder. My price limit is around $200 for both the rod and reel, but the cheaper the better. I just want to get the most bang for my buck. I like Daiwa rods and my Shimano 4000 spinning reel, but I’m open to trying a baitcasting reel as well. I’ve heard great things about Daiwa, Penn, and Abu gear.

What’s the best option for me?

Thanks in advance for your advice!!

Florida Fishing gear for my mom, where can I find what she needs?

Ok, mom goes to Bokeelia Florida, (Pine Island area) and takes a kayak out and goes fishing.. she loves it.. talks about certain lures etc etc… and I have NO knowledge of any of this. Christmas time is just around the corner so am wondering if I were to come up with a gift pack, what good lures would she need? Any neat products or tools she could use while in a kayak… she often talkes about the types of fish she catches, but I can only remember something about a snook.. LOL Please help! I’m looking for something special either lures, products, helpful tools, or even an online store where I could get a gift certificate so she could buy what she needs when shes down south. Please help! Christmas isnt that far away! Oh.. things to know.. she ONLY fishes in Florida, from a kayak and sometimes with friends in a boat… but mostly in a kayak…