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Fishbreath
11-19-2005, 09:43 PM
Hey all,

I've never done any plankin' for big drum or striper, only from the surf. I've got the traditional heaver at 12' along with an 11' footer. Seems to me they may be more of a nuisance than help on a pier. What length and type (Heavy, Medium, etc) of rod is used?

Kenny, if you're out there and not too tired from catching all those drummies with Pat, what do you use? I'm hoping to be down there around Christmas (along w/ Santa). Going to fish Ass.I.
next weekend for striper. :D

Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

Fishbreath (aka Milt)

chest2head&glassy
11-19-2005, 10:12 PM
I'd say there's plenty of 12' in this lineup during the drum run at the LIP this fall.
(Photo courtesy of Digger)

https://pierandsurf.com/photopost/data/500/14886Dscf0080.jpg

chris storrs
11-19-2005, 10:22 PM
10-13 foot that can cast 8oz and bait.ocean masters(what i use for now),1509,1209,1569,inferno,nail,lami 1502,st croix 120xh,on the lower end ticas and tsunamis.for reels diawa 20/30, abu 6500/7000series,9000/10000 are used, penn 525 mag ,shimano calcutta 700,penn squidder etc...

Fishbreath
11-19-2005, 11:39 PM
Thanks guys. Man, that's an impressive array of rods and reels. I'm sitting here tying rigs like crazy, maybe in frustration that I'm not there. DD must surely be on the planks...

Drumdum
11-19-2005, 11:39 PM
Hey all,

I've never done any plankin' for big drum or striper, only from the surf. I've got the traditional heaver at 12' along with an 11' footer. Seems to me they may be more of a nuisance than help on a pier. What length and type (Heavy, Medium, etc) of rod is used?

Kenny, if you're out there and not too tired from catching all those drummies with Pat, what do you use? I'm hoping to be down there around Christmas (along w/ Santa). Going to fish Ass.I.
next weekend for striper. :D

Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

Fishbreath (aka Milt)

Milt if you have a 12'er you be good to go.. ;)
I use a 1509 rainshadow,and a 1509 (third generation) breakaway.. They fit my casting style,which is ancient.. :rolleyes: :D

Many use purglas,zzippys,outcast,lamis,some even use the ole heavers 68&69 blanks as well as the ole bigsticks,and "the new stuff".. Whatever fits your casting style. However,make sure it will handle as much as 10nbait,cause sometimes ya gotta throw it.. I have thrown as much as 16 back in the day,but have held it down to 10 nowadays.. :D

Fishbreath
11-19-2005, 11:42 PM
Hey Kenny! Wuz wondering when you'd be surfacing for air...Thanks, I'm ready! How was the bite tonight? :)

Drumdum
11-19-2005, 11:52 PM
Hey Kenny! Wuz wondering when you'd be surfacing for air...Thanks, I'm ready! How was the bite tonight? :)

Ever hear "cat's got my tongue".. That tune is playin in my ear... ZZZZZZZip........ :p

Fishbreath
11-20-2005, 12:01 AM
LOL...Point taken! :p :D