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Florida -> NJ, gear conversion help request

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I'm currently in the process of dusting off my panhandle Florida gear and converting it into a New Jersey setup.  I'm primarily interested in catching dinner for my wife and self, but don't recognize the fish on the menu or know how to catch them.  Any suggestions on how to convert my past fishing combos into worthy combos for the Northeast would be much appreciated.  Thanks!

 

Combo 1:

Penn Battalion 11' Surf Casting Medium Heavy / Fast

Penn Spinfisher V 6500LL

30lb braid w/ 80lb braid shock leader

Just realized I paired a casting rod with a spinning reel and should probably split these up

 

Combo 2: 

Penn Battalion 9' Surf Spinning Medium / Moderate Fast

Penn Spinfisher V 4500LL

20lb braid w/ no shock leader on it at the moment 

 

Combo 3:

Penn Battalion 7'6" Inshore Spinning Medium Light / Extra Fast

Penn Spinfisher V 3500

15-20lb braid, no shock leader

 

 

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7 hours ago, DinnerWinner said:

I'm currently in the process of dusting off my panhandle Florida gear and converting it into a New Jersey setup.  I'm primarily interested in catching dinner for my wife and self, but don't recognize the fish on the menu or know how to catch them.  Any suggestions on how to convert my past fishing combos into worthy combos for the Northeast would be much appreciated.  Thanks!

 

Combo 1:

Penn Battalion 11' Surf Casting Medium Heavy / Fast

Penn Spinfisher V 6500LL

30lb braid w/ 80lb braid shock leader

Just realized I paired a casting rod with a spinning reel and should probably split these up

 

Combo 2: 

Penn Battalion 9' Surf Spinning Medium / Moderate Fast

Penn Spinfisher V 4500LL

20lb braid w/ no shock leader on it at the moment 

 

Combo 3:

Penn Battalion 7'6" Inshore Spinning Medium Light / Extra Fast

Penn Spinfisher V 3500

15-20lb braid, no shock leader

 

 

There's nothing wrong with any of this gear. First setup sounds like a great bait and wait setup for stripers. Second rod can be used for throwing plugs for stripers but I'd prefer 10' and 5000 series.  Last setup is great for bucktailing for fluke or catching Albies or back bay stripers.

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