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What do I need to fish from Pier for Drum - Sea Gull Pier

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It looks like the weather is going to be nice and crappy this coming Wednesday.

 

I am still searching for a big drum.

 

I have never fished from a pier for anything.

 

What tackle do I need to chase drum (and stripers).  Or to put it another way what can I use from my surf gear?

 

 

Specific advice on this particular pier is also welcomed.  I plan on going during the day most likely.

 

TYIA

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Since no one else has said anything, my suggestion would be a good medium to heavy casting rod, Ugly Stik, St. Croix, and a good heavy spinning reel any Penn SS series that can hold 25-30lb line. Blue crab (fresh) Menhadden/Spot/Bluefish cut or whole (Fresh). Use a fishfinder rig, short leader 80lb test mono 2-4 inches, 4-6 oz weight (be careful near the rocks lots of snags, fish half way out or on the end). Best I can come up with, I never have fished this late for the Drum, but I am sure you have a 50/50 chance, you may get lucky. Also those baits will catch a Stiper this time of year as well.

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Skunk Doc This reel is in the classied rod/reel section for sale now and would be a good surf/pier reel. feel freel to give me a call and can give you some more info.

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Fishon - So I have pretty much that setup for the surf that I am using, but my rods are conventional and 12'.  I would think I want a shorter rod, more in the 9-10' range?  Is spinning better than conventionl?  Or can I use them just fine?

 

Knotwish'n  -  I actually have that very reel and a 650ss, but they need cleaning and such.  I have been using a saltwater Okuma cedros spinning reel with 30lb braid in the surf for jigging/plugging.  Would that work on a 10'3" St. Croix Mojo too?

 

 

My plan is to go catch myself a bucket full of live 4-6" spot and croaker the day before.  Good idea?

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It sounds like you got it figured out! We just need some fish to show up, Good Luck.

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Sounds good to me too, fished the rail at Rudee yesterday small Specks, saw one good 2-3lb Croaker caught, no Spot, and no Flounder. Sea Gull may be the ticket now.

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