Fishing rod, reel & line for Catfish..?
Im trying to put together a catfish fishing outfit (rod/reel/line).
The rod & reel will be used in the aqueducts, with cut bait & chicken liver, and are usually thrown with a 1 oz weight. I’ll probably use 12# line, on a Shimano Seinna 4000 reel; is this sufficient? What brand/type/weight of line is recommended?
As for the rod, I was thinking about a 7′, because I dont need to cast too far, and in a MH action, for the backbone. It also needs to be a 2 pc rod for ease of transport. Here is what Ive found so far:
-Cabela’s King Kat (CKKS702), 7′ MH, 12-25 line, $30
-Berkley Glowstik Catfish (GSS702M), 7′ M, 10-20 line, 1/2-3 lure, $40
-Shakespeare Wild Cat Catfish (WCATS70MH), 7′ MH, 12-25 line, 1/2-3 lure, $25
-Shakespeare Ugly Stik Catfish (UCSP110270), 7′ MH, 15-30 line, 3/8-3 lure, $30
-Shakespeare Ugly Stik Bigwater (BWS110070), 7′ M, 10-25 line, 1/2-3 lure, $50
-Shakespeare Ugly Stik Tiger (BWS2201-270), 7′ M, 10-50 line, 1/2-6 lure, $60
They all have pretty good reviews. I know I cant go wrong with a Shakespeare; the Wild Cat and Ugly Stik Catfish rods have a very attractive price. Im ordering from Cabela’s soon, so adding one of their King Kat rods is easy, but is it worth it (over the Shakespeares)? The Berkley Glowstik looks interesting; it lights up and glows in the dark. But how good is the rod?
Any, and all help/suggestions, are appreciated and welcomed. Thanks in advance.