PIER CHECKLIST


  _______  ROD & REELS

                _______ Light weight rod/reel/line for catching bait with sabikis and for throwing Pompano jigs, etc

                                     - ROD: 7' Light action
                                     - REEL: Light weight spinning or bait casting reel
                                     - LINE:  8 to 12# test, monofilament or braid

                _______ Medium weight rod/reel/line rigged for free-lining for King Mackerel and other larger predators.

                                     - ROD: 8-9' Medium action
                                     - REEL:  Medium action spinning reel, ie Penn 750ssm
                                     - LINE:  20 TO 30# test, monofilament

                _______  Medium weight rod/reel/line rigged for throwing lures to Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, etc. and
                                for your bottom rigs (Pompano rigs, Chicken rigs, etc)

                                     - ROD: 8 - 9' Medium action
                                     - REEL: Medium action spinning reel, ie Penn 750ssm
                                     - LINE: 20 to 30 # test, monofilament

_______  Pier Cart, wagon, or something to hold everything

_______ Tackle box or tackle bag with your terminal tackle and lures:

                _____  3 - 4 Gotchas, rigged with 2-3' 40# fluorocarbon leader or wire leader.  Chrome/red,
                            Chrome/Green, White/Red

                _____  3 - 4 Pompano jigs, your choice. White head with pink tail always a good one.

                _____  3 - 4 King Mackerel wire rigs for free lining live bait.

                _____  3 - 4 Chicken (Dropper) rigs or Pompano bait rigs

                _____  Egg sinkers: 2, 4, 6 oz

                _____  Pyramid sinkers: 2, 4, 6 oz

                _____  Circle hooks, 2/0, 4/0, 6/0 as needed

                _____  Swivels, 40 to 80#, 1 pack

                _____  3 - 4 Bubble rigs

                _____  Bait as desired (Squid, shrimp, etc)

                _____  3 - 4 # 6 or # 8 Sabiki rigs

                _____  Knife

                _____  Needle nose wire pliars

                _____  Dehooker

                _____  Camera

_______  Hat

_______  Polarized sunglasses

_______  Water and other beverage of choice

_______  Sun Block

_______  Cooler with ice.

                _____  Big one for the fish

                _____  Small one for your food and drinks.

_______  Bridge/pier gaff with rope or hoop net.  

_______  Food as desired

_______  Towel for holding fish, wiping hands.

_______  Flashlight for night fishing

_______  Chair

_______  Measuring stick, Law Stick, etc.

_______  Copy of Florida Fishing regulations with size limits, etc.


                                                                                                                               
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