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darkbluewater
06-15-2009, 03:53 PM
If you had to pick one rod for San Francisco Bay hali/ striper drifting, what would it be?

HEWESYOURDADDY
06-15-2009, 06:29 PM
my favoriot live bait rod would be a lamiglass norwest special 7'9" 10-20 lb. mtched with a penn international 965

darkbluewater
06-15-2009, 09:17 PM
Do you guys feel the 7' Shimano Trevala TVS70L (10-30lb line) is too stiff for halibut drifting?

SalmonSucker
06-15-2009, 10:41 PM
Do you guys feel the 7' Shimano Trevala TVS70L (10-30lb line) is too stiff for halibut drifting?


No. I use mine for Halibut all the time.

Off_The_Hook
06-16-2009, 02:19 AM
GLoomis HSR941c, 7'-10", GL2. Diawa Sealine SG27LCA reel with 50# Power Pro braided line. Perfect Bay combo for me.

part_timer
06-16-2009, 06:01 AM
The classic, Calstar 196. 7 ft. 10-25#.

macnone
06-16-2009, 06:54 AM
Seeker Inshore Blue Lightning 8.5 feet 15-25# paired with Calcutta 401TE (55# Daiwa Samurai) is perfect (IMHO *::) ) for Halibut in the Bay.

birddogs
06-16-2009, 08:24 AM
my favoriot live bait rod would be a lamiglass norwest special 7'9" * 10-20 lb. mtched with a penn international 965

That is an excelent choice...I actually have the exact same outfit. and use it for almost everything from trolling for stripers in the delta to fishing the bay for butts. I even took it out this past weekend for shallow (less than 70 feet) rock fish near Ocean Cove.

bigeasy8240
06-16-2009, 09:18 AM
Why so long of a rod for drifting? :-? I use my 7'0"MH Tiger rod with a Penn LD330GT. I use a similar set-up for sturgeon also.

HEWESYOURDADDY
06-17-2009, 07:52 AM
bigeasy I like a longer rod with a soft tip like at least in 7'6 for live bait drifting the bay or mooching for salmon it gives the rod more action allowing it to load up more when getting bit and when you set the hook it doesnt rip the hooks out of those soft mouth fish like a salmon or hali even bass I realy let them choke on the bait before I jam the hook home. Now when I drift some deeper bay spots where you need like a 8 0z lead like alcatraz ill use my heavyer 7' calstar but it to is a glass rod and it has great action I also use it as my sturgeon rod. but what ever you feel comfortable with will work!

bigeasy8240
06-17-2009, 10:14 AM
Thanks for the reply! ;) Makes total sense to me. :)