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Old 11-05-2005, 07:16 AM
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What's the best way to handle this situation. You're on the beach, fishing 2 rods, when either you have a fish on 1 rod and the other rod goes down, OR, both rods go down at the same time, and you're fishing alone? Hasn't happened to me yet (I'm not sure I want to fish 2 rods simultaneously, but I usually do take 2 rods along, depending on conditions), but I'm interested in knowing how to handle this should it happen. Thanks!
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Old 11-05-2005, 12:02 PM
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When ever I dead stick I back off on the drag to pevent the rod from going down. I have had 2 on a once and all you can do is bring one up then go after the second one if there is nobody around to give you a hand.
It's not a big deal providing your drag is set right and you don't make it into something difficult when it really isn't.
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Old 11-05-2005, 12:07 PM
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I'm assuming you're throwing spinning? If so a baitrunner/liveliner would be handy. If convench than freespool w/ the clicker.
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Old 11-05-2005, 12:19 PM
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I'm assuming you're throwing spinning? If so a baitrunner/liveliner would be handy. If convench than freespool w/ the clicker.
Bingo!

I deadstick a bait runner set to what is IMO "just enough pressure/drag" and then hold on to my second rod(habit..still love to feel that first strike).

It seems like ohh soo long ago, but I've had the occasion to have both rods go. The baitrunner works great in this situation. I watch how the "dead-rod" responds and then compare it to what I feel in hand and then determine which rod gets the immediate attention. If I switch over to the "BR" I'll just back of the drag on the other reel and hope for the best.
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Old 11-05-2005, 03:40 PM
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Fish 2 almost all the time the 2 keys a good spike and drag set right. most spikes aren't set right so the drag never works right when my spikes are in all 220 lbs of me can't take it foward without breaking it. then my drag dosn't have to be too loose. I set it good enough when a decent fish want to run he can pull some off but won't spool me. point is I can reel in 1 and if the other don't spit the hook reel it in next
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Old 11-05-2005, 04:32 PM
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I fish one bait,and one plugging.If the bait rod bounces while plugging,will either rush the plug in,or spike it,and land the bait fish.Cracks me up to see one guy fishing 3 or 4 rods,and what happens when they all get hit at the same time...
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Old 11-06-2005, 10:15 AM
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I fish one bait,and one plugging.If the bait rod bounces while plugging,will either rush the plug in,or spike it,and land the bait fish.Cracks me up to see one guy fishing 3 or 4 rods,and what happens when they all get hit at the same time...
I was fishing out front last week, the guy next to me had 5 rods spiked and was sitting in a beach chair reading a book( not you ragman) a school of 2-3 # blues came through and 3 of his rods went down. It was hilarious,talk about a one armed paper hanger,I wish I had my camcorder. You`re probably saying " why didn`t you give him a hand?" no way, some people have to learn the hard way that you don`t fish multiple rods unless you want to watch you`re rigs disapear into surf. I fish one rod and have my pluggin rod spiked nearby and rigged with a plug or tin with a teaser. To each his own ,I guess.
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Old 11-06-2005, 12:43 PM
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SVT,
Man,that picture just wont go away. That was taken at a bar b que we had last year,fishing was slow,everyone was stuffed,I didnt even have a line in the water at the time...Aw hell,why an I explaining it again!!! It is pretty funny watching someone try to manage 5 rods when they get hit all at once though I like my one bait,one plug,and most times if I'm plugging,bring the bait rod in.Why be a hog?And,are they going to keep(or even be able to keep,due to the regs),all the hits they get on those multiple poles?
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Old 11-06-2005, 02:08 PM
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) a school of 2-3 # blues came through and 3 of his rods went down. It was hilarious,.
That's hysterical....2-3 lb blues pulling down a set up...might want to put those spikes in a little deeper...too bad some 10lb'ers didnt come by and bring his setups to Delaware.


SVT...I can verify, Rags wasn't fishing, we all limited out on robins that day.
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Old 11-06-2005, 02:40 PM
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WOW!!! Thanks Frank!Off Wed and Thurs nite this week.Wed doesnt look good,my son wants me to hit the boat with him again after work.What the hay,skunked from the beach or the boat,it's all the same....
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Old 11-06-2005, 05:43 PM
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No s*it, its happened to me.

Fishing as long as I have with high-low rigs loaded with clam, you can pretty much figure out whats at the end of my line when the pole bends. I would say to grab the pole thats bent in half with the reel screaming first.

Well duhhhhhhh.
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Old 11-06-2005, 08:20 PM
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Buy real good sand spikes and hope you have that problem with every outing.

I go with SC, whichever rod looks like the most promising catch, reel it in.
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Old 11-06-2005, 11:34 PM
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what can you do but fight one fish then another?

i'm one of those jerks....if there's plenty of room i'll fish 4 rods. have had fish on all four a few times. pick the rod bent over the most and deal with that one first.

i never worry about losing a rod as i use these:


even if the drag is locked they wont pull out. line will break before it will ever come out of the sand. had a massive ray....maybe 40-50 lbs hit my biggest outfit while in the obx.....drag clamped down pretty tight, 50 lb braid and a 12'6" 1509. still amazed as 100 yds of line dumped pretty quick. if that thing can't pull out my spike, no bass i'm likely going to catch is going to.
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Old 11-07-2005, 06:33 AM
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Now THAT is a sandspike...

Rags, maybe Thurs AM if this wind shifts and conditions improve
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Old 11-07-2005, 07:10 AM
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My thinking may be flawed here, but once I find the minimum amount of weight that will hold, I don't go any higher. I'm thinking that a fish has a better chance of taking a bait if it feels less weight than if there's a heavier weight on the rig.
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