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East Cape Tackle List
This tackle list is designed to provide insight into the variety of fishing equipment that is necessary to support the cross-section of angler needs in our broad-based fishery.

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Reels 20 pound class Penn 501,140, 25GLS, 320GTI, 535GS
30 pound class Penn 500L, 330GTI, 545GS, 555GS, or 12T International.
40 pound class Penn 113 HL or HLW, 45GLS, or 16S International.
50 pound class Penn 114 HLW, 345 GTI, 30SW International

Rods 20 pound class Penn Sabre 270 or 870
30/40 pound class Penn Sabre 665 or 670
50 pound class Penn Sabre 660 or 665

Hooks Your favorite brand: 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, 6/0, 8/0 & 9/0 trap rigs (double hooks with cable)

Sinkers Sliding egg/rubber core in 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 oz. Torpedo sinkers in 6, 10, and 16 oz.

Line Quality brands like Berkeley, Ande, Soft Steel in 20, 30, 40, and 50 lb.

Leader Material Quality brands like Berkeley, Triple Fish, Soft Steel in 100, 125, and 250 lb. 7Strand wire/cable, 120 lb. minimum.

Jigs
  • II Sharp Fat Boy 00 in blue/white, green/white, brown/white
  • Ironman #3, #5, #6 in red/chrome, blue/chrome

Spoons
  • Krocadile 1/2, 5/8, 1 1/2, and 2 oz. sizes
  • Crippled Herring 2, 3, or 4 oz. sizes, any color with chrome

Trolling Lures
  • 7Strand or Zukers, 7.5 to 11 inch length in Mean Joe Green, pink/black, bleeding mackerel, purple/black, red/black.
  • Rapala CD 14 and CD 18 in green, blue, purple mackerel, or fire tiger.
  • Natural color cedar plugs.
  • Hoochies in brown/white, blue/silver, green/silver, red/black, black/white.
  • Marauders or Bonitas in various colors, 5 5/8", 7", 8 1/4".

Stand-up gear
  • Your favorite name brand fighting belt with cross-bar
  • Back brace

Rod Carriers The Flambeau Bazooka is recommended

Tackle/Reel Boxes Wood or molded boxes usually get damaged in a fight. We recommend using one of the many quality soft-sided tackle boxes available at your favorite tackle shop.

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