View Full Version : Opinions on this Sturgeon Rig

08-20-2005, 01:30 AM
Daiwa® Beefstick® Conventional Saltwater Boat Rod - 7' H

Penn Levelwind Reel - 309M (Rated for 20-40 lb 320 yards)

Penn® Premium Fishing Line - 1/4 lb. Spool - Clear - 40 lb.

Penn® 2X Riggin Hook - Sea Guard Red™ - 35 Pack - #5/0

Opinions anyone? All these can be found on the bass pro shops web site www.basspro.com

08-20-2005, 02:54 AM
8)you got the right stuff just need to get some sturgeon leaders, unless you make your own.And some diamand sinkers 4oz to 12 oz. ;D

08-20-2005, 08:43 PM
I have the 309 Penn. Caught many sturgeon on it.I use 7' ugly stiks med action.Love those ugly stiks! Brettski

08-20-2005, 08:44 PM
Looks good Eddie.

Havent used Penn line or hooks. My personal preference on line would be either 25/30lb test Berkeley Big Game/Maxima. For hooks - 6/0 or 7/0 Gamakatsu Octopus.

You can get the Berk. Big Game and Gamakatsus from Walmart.


08-20-2005, 08:55 PM
thanks roland...I like the beefsticks though....ive seen how sturdy they are and from what I can tell, they have a nice light tip for the lighter biters...

BTW: better to be overprepared with 40lb than underprepared with too light of a line. ;D ;D ;D

08-27-2005, 10:49 PM
just found this out tonite... my dad got an ocean fishing rig from my uncle just a few months ago

its a shakespeare ugly stick tiger series medium rod with a penn levelwind 320 gti series reel. the thing im afraid of is that the reel is only rated for 20 lb test...if I put 30 lb braid on will it affect the reel's performance? its a nice setup, capable of bringing in sturgeon, will it work?

08-27-2005, 11:05 PM
I've got a 320 GTI and have 65# braid that's 16# diameter. It casts a mile with the braid. It will hold 300' of it no problem.


08-27-2005, 11:29 PM
it has nice resistance and everything...thanks...any other opinions?

08-28-2005, 06:50 AM
I used the 320 for many years for salmon and sturgeon, Never had a problem :)... G W