If you use a rod that is too heavy for the species you’re fishing the rod will be too strong for the fish and can lose your bait or yank away from the fish. For larger black bass, walleye, catfish, and others, a medium power with moderate-fast or fast action rod works well.
Is a medium light rod good for bass?
These rods are great for panfish, walleye, and trout. ML(3): The Medium Light power is the perfect tool for lures in the 1/8- to 1/2-ounce range with applications in both fresh and saltwater. … It’s the most common rod on the decks of most bass boats.
What size rod is best for bass fishing?
The recommended size would be from 7- to 8-feet long (many tournament circuits do not allow bass fishing rods longer than 8-feet). A good choice would be a 7 1/2-foot rod because it is a little easier to pitch the baits. Pitching and flipping go together. Look at the tip, make sure it has some flexibility.
What’s a medium rod good for?
Medium and medium-fast rods will usually provide a little more casting distance and still provide adequate hooksetting power. These actions are often used for applications that involve treble hooks, such as crankbaits and topwater lures or other reaction baits such as spinnerbaits.
How big of a fish can a medium rod handle?
Fishing rod weight chart
|Rod weight||Line weight||Recommended species & application|
|Medium||6 – 12 lb test||Bass, walleye, pike, lake trout|
|Medium Heavy||8 – 14 lb test||Salmon, pike, catfish (casting)|
|Heavy||15 – 25 lb test||Muskie, pike, salmon (trolling)|
|Extra Heavy||25 lb test and more||Heavy casting for bass with oversized baits or rigs|
What is a 6’6 medium/heavy rod good for?
The KVD Tour 6-6 or 6-10 medium heavy action makes that easier, especially when fishing spinnerbaits or swim jigs. It has a softer tip that loads the rod best for the low trajectory/soft splash entry you need.
How do I choose a bass rod?
Generally, shorter rods (6 foot range) provide better casting accuracy for fishing in tight spots, and they’ll cast lighter lures. Longer rods (7 foot range) provide greater casting distance and leverage to fight the fish, and they handle heavier lures better.
What fishing rod size should I get?
Fishing rod size chart
|Fishing rod type||Length range||Most commonly used length|
|Spinning rod||4’5″ to 9’5″||6′ to 7’5″|
|Baitcasting rod||5’5″ to 9′||6’5″ to 8′|
|Fly fishing rod||6′ to 10′||7′ to 9′|
|Surf casting rod||9′ to 14′||10′ to 12′|
What rods do pro bass fishermen use?
The One-Rod Angler
I suggest a 7-foot, medium-heavy action rod. My favorite is a Bass Pro CarbonLite 7-foot medium heavy-action rod. I’ll match that rod with a 7.5:1 gear ratio CarbonLite reel.
How much weight can a medium rod hold?
How much weight can a fishing line hold?
|Rod weight||Line weight||Lure weight|
|Medium fishing rod||6 – 12 lb test||1/8 – 3/8 oz|
|Medium-heavy fishing rod||8 – 14 lb test||3/16 – 1/2 oz|
|Heavy fishing rod||20-40 lb test||4-8 oz|
|Ultra heavy fishing rod||25 lb test and more||1oz to more|
What is a 7 medium spinning rod Good For?
This 7’3″ Medium Fast spinning rod is great for all your finesse baits. It is very popular on Northern clear water lakes. It was designed for fishing a Drop Shot in deep water for small mouth bass, But is capable of throwing a variety of finesse lures.
Can you catch small fish with a heavy rod?
Heavier lines may scare small, skittish fish away. Third, you will likely be using small, light lures and baits when targeting smaller fish. You will not be able to cast these smaller lures very far or sometimes at all with a heavier rod.
Can fishing line be too heavy?
Yes, fishing line can be too heavy. Adding a bigger line than is recommended on the reel will reduce the line capacity on the spool. Additionally, line that is too heavy for the rod will make it difficult to cast small lures or baits. Line size should be within the range listed on the rod and reel.