Southcoastphil

Max amount of line out with hooked striper? I want the TRUTH.

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i would estimate that the most line taken off my spool after cast was about 50 or so yds.a few years ago i had several bass that i couldn't stop fishing in the canal they all broke me off on rocks long before the spool emtied. i landed many many fish over 30lbs a few over 40 and one over 50 and none took more than 30 or so yards.i had 3 fish in the mind 30lb range that took about 50 yds,all 3 were hooked in the tail right before the fin,when they stopped they came in like a garbage bag.from the beach,i don't think more then 25 yards the big fish i have caught on the beach have gone down the beach ,not out so i could follow them,i hope that some day a bass will spool me

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2 hours ago, Southcoastphil said:

How much line was that?  How much more would you have needed?

I fill my spool with 300yds of Fireline. If that didn’t do it that fish just wasn’t coming in.

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2 hours ago, Southcoastphil said:

Are these figures for your total line out or should we add my assumed 80 yards for a typical cast?

Definitely totally line out.  Never seen much more than a 40 yard run.....a couple different ones sure but there’s line gained in between 

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2 hours ago, Southcoastphil said:

100 feet or yards?

Feet, give or take a couple. These are not tuna or mackerel species. If you know your equipment and fight that fish like it is going to be released green it doesn’t take much to control one. Majority of fish are caught within 30-50’ of you. 

 

You’ll get to know distance if you’ve ever fly fished. Its no different than a fly line fish, once you’ve that backing out of the reel it’s a favor to the fish. Keep them short lined and your chances of landing increases significantly. A fly line is roughly 100 feet, prior to backing. 

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Everyone is aware of the length of 100 yards, (actual 120 yds,  in feet wise 360’). it’s almost the length of a football field. The width is better than 150’. That gives perspective. 

 

Stand there and tell anyone here the actual length that fish ran. If you have that much line out that fish will either break off from drag generated and not from the reel but from water resistance or come in dead once retrieval is done with. 

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17 hours ago, Southcoastphil said:

Call it 150 yards?

Phil, yeah call it 130- 150 yards out, when that happened the fish  were  eating at the end of a long cast. 

 

On the fly I have seen people get completely screwed. 

 

I have tried to spool so many ways but i never get the line capacity to match what they say online. 

 

granted, light rods that i toss small stuff with, fish breaking away from the flats and into heavy current of the channel. plus navigating around obstacles and boats when this happened with a light drag. 

 

 

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On 2/14/2020 at 5:33 PM, Southcoastphil said:

For those of us whose Google maps lack a marker for the first pillar pole, would you kindly give us that distance?

Measurements from google maps tells me its 0.3miles 

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Once you get spooled your thinking changes. I had about a hundred yards of 40lb PP out deep drifting a bucktail into an incoming moon tide. I never thought I would have 300 yds of line in the water and was not careful about my line to backing knot. I stopped that fish once and got about 20 yds back, then it took off for parts unknown. Was it a bass, I'll never know. To top it off it was my birthday, August 22nd.

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