What do y'all (rods/reels/line weight/lure type) use during a crossing to catch fish? I'm familiar with inshore stuff but am setting off for Mexico (Isla Mujeres) next week and would love to catch some fresh dinner.
We have used cedar plugs, natural, red, and blue since we left Cape Fear. We catch fish almost everytime the plugs are out and have caught, Black fintuna, spanish mackrel, king makrel, wahoo, barracuda.....
We use one cuban reel and 3 penn senators with 100 pound test. These trail about 65 feet back in our wake on the surface and always get action.
I used something “like” the Penn - Senator #3160RS Combo 114H/3160RS Combo
Rod Length : 6'6", 1 piece, Line Class : 40-60lb - C/W Special Senator 114H Reel (6/0), Capacity : 475yds/50lb, Gear Ratio : 2.8:1 http://tackledirect.com/penn-senator-combos.html
I paid about $100 in 1992.
Also had some freshwater gear:
Mitchel Level Winder, and a Daiwa Spin Caster.
oh - and a couple of hand lines.
Gord May "If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"