hey /out/doorsmen partiffcularly those in to bass fishing
i live in north east ohio and have always wondered about why bass fishermen are rocking 15, 20, ive eaven met a guy who uses 30 pound mono for bass
why? in my area they only get to about 5 pounds, and ive never heard of one over 8, so why are so many bass fishermen using line that breaks at 3-6 times the weight of the fish theyre catching?
i mean when im going after smallies im using 4 pound test and ive yet to lose one, and ive never gone after bass with heavier than 10 pound test
i mean my heaviest catfish rod has 20 pound line on it, and i've used it to bring in a 5 foot shark in nc once, as well as a 4 foot wide stingray the next night while in nc
>picture un related, its a little catfish i got while teaching my niece and nephew haw to fish for blue gill
i mean doesnt it take some of the fun out of fishing if all youre trying to do is get a bite, and you can just rip them out of anything no problem?
i mean sometimes i feel like 15 pound test is overkill for the pike around me because it feels like i can just about rip their lips off and swing them out of the water
Don't know about 30lbs mono, might be a little bit much but my three set ups are:
>50lbs braid - for heavy cover like punching grass mats and getting out of lay downs
>30lbs braid - medium cover like lily pads and docks
>10lbs fluorocarbon - for cranking / finesse
yeah like right there is exactly what confuses me
why not rock 6-8 pound floro
why do you need more than 30 braid for anything freshwater aside from trophy blue and flathead catfish, or sturgeon
For the most part its for fish/lure recovery.
Large mouth bass are one of those fish that really like to wrap line around every cover they're in.
>Punching grass mats usually ends up with 3lbs fish 30lbs grass.
>In a tree? they'll wrap around every branch
>In a dock? they'll swim around that piling 3 or 4 times.
In florida for example. where its all "do you fish?" "yes" "oh whats your biggest bass?" you learn some shit.. you find me a waterway besides maybe a spring outlet, that isn't covered in fucking weeds/grass/algae than I'll fucking eat the next fish you catch raw.
do I use 30lb? No, I use to use 40lb and catch panfish all the way up to bass... only because I was a newb.. also if you fish somewhere when you have a high chance at casting into fucking trees.. then a tough line is nice especially if you don't like losing bobbers, I HATE losing bobbers.
Anything over 10lb or 12lb mono is just so unmanageable. If I'm fishing somewhere I think I will get fucked by obstacles, I can use 20lb-30lb braid. The 20lb on the baitcaster will rip through a whole lot of weeds. The bigger pier/catfish rods have 30lb-40lb.
i decided to fuck about so i put on a bigger split shot and took off my bobber and got out as far as my ultralight rod and 4 pound test could get, expecting a perch or something, and thats what i got
see thats still what im on about, like, it seems over kill to use 20 pound test for a bass where a trophy bas is 8 pounds
i can get 15 throwing in to lilly pads and trees, but why 20? its so much stiffer, hurting casting distance, and thicker making it more visible.