Rockfish question

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  1. Dylan 101

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    I’m going in a half day charter soon. I will be fish for so red and orange fishies that live at the bottom. I have the 4000 penn pursuit and a 7ft I think heavy action rod. Is that good. The reel has 30 lb braid on it. I also have 15 and 30 lb leader too.
     
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    It will work, not ideal though, especially if you end up fishing at 300 feet.
     
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    Ok. I don’t think we will end up doing that. Thanks tho
     
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    Even on a half day, you may well end up fishing 300+ feet...you could use the spinner but conventional would be more efficient
     
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    Even on a half day, you may well end up fishing 300+ feet...you could use the spinner but conventional would be more efficient
     
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    If you are going to do more of these may make sense to buy a cheap conventional setup. Nothing fancy, even an old penn would work for half days.
     
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    I think I have two setups right now that would work fine if you're inclined. Won't find them cheaper elsewhere.
     
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    You could always get a rental that would fit the situation just in case . Take a few bigger chunks of lead also , helps to get down on the spot quick especially if not anchored . The 30 lb leader will do it , a couple of short dropper loops or a dropper loop and a heavy jig as the lead . Good luck hope to see a good report !
     
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    My two friends have used the exact same set up a couple of times this year and it worked fine.
    Not the best, but it will work.
     
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    How much lead
     
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    I would go up to at least 10 oz in 2 oz increments and if you can afford it up to 16 oz.
     
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    Spinning gear for rockfish, your going to have Popeye forearms in no time!
     
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