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musky and northern fishing
mossberg500man Member Posts: 833 ✭✭✭✭
edited July 2013 in The Fishing Hole!
What say you guys about using an abu garcia 5500 for northern and muskies? Would it stand up to the use...if so what weight line and lures could I use on it?
I prefer a left hand retrieve model since I spin-fish most of the time, I can transition well between my rods.
I used to fish catfish tournaments and almost everyone use 6500s with 50# braid. You should have no problem with 5500s on Northern or Muskie with 20# braid.
If you want to specifically target big pike and muskie it is a whole different ball game. You need much larger gear to cast 1/2 to 1 lb lures all day.