Location: South OC
|So I am going to Playa Del Carmen in late June. I am not going to shell out the money to go boat fishing, but I want to cast off the beach. I have the small gear and technique handled. However I need help with my bigger gear.
I picked up an Okuma Nomad 10Ft travel rod, and paired it with a Penn Battle II 6500. I went down to the beach to practice casting it, and had mediocre results. Using a 1.5 oz lead head and a 9in big hammer I could only get it to go about 50 yards. Granted it was a little windy, but the lure is not aerodynamic at all. Then I switched over to a 3.7 oz CANDY BAR Spoon. Man that thing flies. the 1st 3 cast were well into the 100 yard range. But on my 4th cast my line snapped, and I sent that spoon at least 120 yrs, to it's final resting place on the bottom. Good thing it was not a $30 popper.
My main target species are Crevalle Jack and Cuda. So I want to be able to get 100 yards out, with out snapping the line. Any of you guys have tips or recommended reading watching material? I would be grateful and will post pics after the trip.
Thanks in advance.