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Any one have any experience saltwater cane pole fishing? I was thinking about using an inexpensive surf rod but it seems like it would be unwieldly. Plan to try it for stripers or puppy drum. Thanks for any recommendations.
 

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I've caught many, many, many crappie on a cane pole growing up. They work just as good as anything else when stationary fishing from (freshwater) piers, but unless you mean something I've never seen, I don't see how it would work. Plus when you get a fish on more than a few pounds you gotta net him up.
 

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Saltwater Pole Fishing

I see people fishing with a fiberglass or cane pole for sheepshead from the piers.

It is 'straight down' fishing. When you hang a fish, bring the pole in hand over hand until it's on the pier. C2
 

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It is possible if you are looking for a novelty, but probably not recommended as an ongoing way of fishing. We (POL) had a Cane Pole tourney this summer and there were lots of red's caught on Cane's. Chris caught two measuring in over 29" on the cane. I would not have believed it except that he did it right in front of me. It was a hoot. I never got around to rigging my cane because I was having too much fun with my conventional gear. I guess though the investment of $3 is low enough for you to try it out and see what you can do. Either way, enjoy.
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