Recommended Tackle

All tackle is included, but if you would like to bring your own, here are a few suggestions:


Go light!!!

  15- 20 lb flourocarbon is highly recommended

1/2 oz to 2 oz bucktails (white is best all around, pink, chartreuse, bunker also work well sometimes)

Light spinning rod or bait caster with 10-20lb braid is ideal for bucktailing.

Conventional rod and reel, not too heavy for bait fishing. We usually fish with 2- 4 ounces of lead.

1/0 – 3/0 hooks.

We will be happy to tie up the best rigs for you onboard.

Capt Choice Combo and Middle Ground Madness Trips:

For the Bass and blues you want a medium action rod for diamond jigging capable of handling some big blues or bass. But don’t go too heavy. 40lb mono or braid on your reel. 3/0 high speed 4:1(or more) is best.

For the Porgies and sea bass, we will rig you up with a high low rig. We recommend fishing light as possible. 4-8 ounces of lead is the norm.  No need to go fancy here.  We will provide you with everything you need as far as hooks and rigs.  


Minimum #30 mono but braided line, #30 test minimum is strongly encouraged.(power pro, spider wire etc)

A rod that can handle 6-12 ounce sinkers but don’t go too heavy

Hooks: size 3 virginia or comparable.