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    Need help starting out #1252 05/19/08 01:11 PM
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    Kyle Offline OP
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    Hey everybody, I'm Kyle and I am new to the forums. You seem to have a great, helpful community here.

    I have a simple question... but first some background.

    I have been fishing my whole life with my Granddad in Alligator Lake in St. Cloud. I never really got into on my own though. I just used the reel and bait he gave me.

    I just moved in to a new apartment complex which has a handful of decently large ponds which we are allowed to fish in! I live in Jacksonville, and I don't suspect the fish in these ponds are very big. I would love to just sit out on the deck or grass and relax, and catch a fish while I'm at it.

    My question is, what is the cheapest/best solution for me to buy just what I need to do some casual fishing every once in a while. I'm hoping not to spend more than 50 bucks to get me started.

    Thanks so much for the advice!


    Re: Need help starting out [Re: Kyle] #1266 05/25/08 06:17 PM
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    roostertail Offline
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    Kyle , maybe try Walmart for some great deals on baitcasters and a bag of Zoom trick worms(blk) with a 3/0 hok and bullet weight(1/4) or 3/8 ounce of your choice.

    For beginers try a "strike king" spinnerbait in natural colors and chunk and wind.

    Watch the forage(bait) to see what the fish are eating.

    Topwaters are a good choice too. poppers and plugs 2" or 3"

    maybe go to a local tackle store for some insight.

    Here fishy fishy
    Re: Need help starting out [Re: roostertail] #1314 06/28/08 07:58 AM
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    mrbass24 Offline
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    Kyle, start off with cheap tackle. See what works for you and what doesn't.

    I have some great buddies that are Lake Fork Guides her in Texas and they love the 39.99 Quantum/ Bill Dance Rods.

    I love the Falcon rods, but you decide what help you out the best.


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