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 Posted: Mon Sep 14th, 2020 05:39 pm
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Dear fisherman,
Coming to SC to my sailboat I just bought.
Planning to get into fishing just for fresh fish on the table. No sports, no deep sea fishing.
Should I buy and bring it from USA or local sources have enough supply?
Is anything listed on Amazon you can suggest?
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Buy in the USA

What kind of fishing do you want to do? Trolling, casting, or jigging? one set or two

Budget?

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Very basic trolling. Trolling reel something like this
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011LVBYK6/?coliid=I2Z7XDMI3VEVWY&colid=7Y6V7VCFRBKD&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it


I need some kind of rod (not long), lines (diameter??) and lures.
I would prefer to stay withing $100 - $150.
Thanks!

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Here is my buy list - please criticize!
Trolling rod

Trolling reel

Fishing line

Fishing lures

More fishing lures

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https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-Triton-Levelwind-Graphite-Fishing/dp/B0006JIYBM

I would buy a shakesphere rod (ugly stik) any day of the week, but not one of their reels.

This is a much better option and within budget

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01931F9C0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A30CA12F8URRNO&psc=1

The rod you have picked out is for large marlin fishing. The reel you pick out is for much smaller fish.


Look for this at west marine, I think  they may still have them in stock



[size=https://www.amazon.com/Shakespeare-Ugly-Stik-Tiger-Casting/dp/B01IDEPZHC]

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Many thanks Bullshipper!
Went with Brass Pro Shop.
Shimano Triton Graphite Levelwinds Reel - TRN-200G
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Ugly Stik Bigwater Trolling Rod 7' - USBWDR1220C702


What about lines and lures?

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I would just buy 300 yds of Blue monofiliment, 25 lbs as it will be much easier than the Braid for you to handle and knot. No need for leaders either.


Your trolling lures depend on the time of year you fish, and how fast you troll.


If fishing in the winter for Bonita and Yellowtail, trolling around 5-7 mph, I think a Purple XRap Magnum 15 or 20 is an excellent choice but they run about $27 a lure and are hard to find.


Yozuri makes some that are almost as good for around $17, I use both


Yo-Zuri R1163-CPBN 3D Magnum Trolling Sinking Lure, Purple Mackerel 

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Just for your consideration, seasons and water and fish change. Table fare from bottom fish is normally sweet, white and flakey, easily prepared and readily available. Many great and really good eating types of bottom feeders. Cut bait, good weight, decent reel, braid line of 50# minimum. Heavy jigs are also super on grouper, snapper, etc. Stop onto the office of PQ Almada/Catch22SportfishingMexico and he has jigs, rods and reels for sale. Advice is the best and is free. He's also on fb with many pics. Remember, you get what you pay for and the Sea of Cortez is hard on reels and equipment. Just advice from a novice that has some years here. Bullshipper advised you well. Ron

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Ruso wrote: Many thanks Bullshipper!
Went with Brass Pro Shop.
Shimano Triton Graphite Levelwinds Reel - TRN-200G
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Ugly Stik Bigwater Trolling Rod 7' - USBWDR1220C702


What about lines and lures?




Very good choice. This is a light weight, easy to use, low maintenance setup. Shimano has fast cheap service in Newport Ca and the rod has a 5 year guarantee, so keep your receipts.

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Good advice Ron, especially if he has a fish finder/gps for bottom fishing

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Many thanks Gentlemen,
Ordered a few suggested lures, lines, extra hooks and weights for bottom feeders fishing.
I think I am set for now.
Will visit SportfishingMexico when arrive to SC.
Is fishing license available locally or I have to order on-line.
Here?
https://app.sportfishingbcs.gob.mx/ppd/system/

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Some 50# clear mono would probably work and just tie directly to the lure with an improved cinch knot with five turns. A few 20' Rapala XRap Magnums in spotted minnow is a good lure for everything. Buy a big hook or bend a nail and tie it to a broom handle for a gaff. 

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Got 20' Rapala XRap too.. Thanks!repsilon wrote: Some 50# clear mono would probably work and just tie directly to the lure with an improved cinch knot with five turns. A few 20' Rapala XRap Magnums in spotted minnow is a good lure for everything. Buy a big hook or bend a nail and tie it to a broom handle for a gaff. 

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you need to go to Phx fishing on 16th st an camelback rd, they will set you up with what you need the $100 to $150 is not realistic,  then you will need line & lures to fish with. 


you go see P Q ( Fernando ) in San Carlos Marina( Catch 22) he can set you up with the lures you well need .
he doe's sale rods reels there as well  


or you  can go to Bass pro  or Cabela's pick up a combo set up , and they can put line on for you, for Trolling at lest 30# or 40#


Do not get one it throw Amazon !!!! (rods & reels) you can get lures there.




Good Luck.


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While all are trying to be helpful remember this member is fishing from a sailboat and trying to catch dinner or may be lunch so he is somewhat limited in being able to maneuver unlike a sport fisherman. Also storage will be at a premium so a few good outfits will serve him well. 
Lots of good suggestions here though
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Appreciated for input, Gentlemen.
I always read my threads.

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The Rapalas will work good from 4.5  -full speed. The cheaper imitations are ggoingto break and suck up water easier,  so you'll get what you pay for. Have some pliers and grab the whole lure body if you do and not just the lure lip.

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I was under impression (wrongfully) the lures are almost disposable and when I saw pricing first time I was freaking out. Got a few cheapo just for test - I know.. I know... wasted money.
repsilon wrote: The Rapalas will work good from 4.5  -full speed. The cheaper imitations are ggoingto break and suck up water easier,  so you'll get what you pay for. Have some pliers and grab the whole lure body if you do and not just the lure lip.

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The lipped ones you posted might work to 4.5 knots and then they will not run straight, and they might get crushed, or more likely the hooks will bend. A good lure will last if treated right.

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