How do i set the drag on my fishing pole?

i also have a question about a certain fish, in spanish they call it lisa and in english i think its mullet? they are the fish that are always jumping out of the water. What kind of bait do i use to catch it because other people say that the only way to get those fish out of the water is to foul hook them and i want to prove them wrong so they know theres another way to catch them.

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What would be a decent reel to put on this rod?

I have a 6′ medium/heavy action baitcasting rod, that I really do like. However, I have a spincast reel on it and I’m wanting a baitcast. Target species is largemouth bass, and I’d like to use it for heavier stuff, spinnerbaits and jigs mostly. I’ve been looking at a Daiwa Procaster? Any recommendations under $70

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Fish finders with gps?

I have been looking around for a good fish finder with a navionics mapping. i was lookin at a lowrance hds 5 with lake insite mapping, but i heard it was not as good as a hummingbird 788ci combo with the navionics gold mapping. I am using it for muskie fishig up north. I am not sure what i should get, im have no clue what is considered a good mapping/gps/fish finder. I just need to find out whats the better fish finder. thank you.

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what is the best way to cast a surf and deep sea reel with out bird nesting the line?

i just got a new reel for surf fishing and deep sea a dual purpas rod i casted and i got the famous birds nest and had to have my line changed how can i keep this from happing again. what would you suggest. got a video link or something that show it’s?

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Basic Ice Fishing Questions. Please help. Going out for my first time….?

I am an avid fisherman. However, I have never been ice fishing. I totally got hooked up for Christmas and I couldn’t be more excited. I have all the essentials including a great selection of jigs. I know I can just “google” some ice fishing tips, but some personalized answers from experienced anglers would be much appreciated. So I will post a few basic (and ignorant) questions below that I would love to have answered.

1) Safety. When do I know the ice is safe enough to go out?
2) Location of holes. I am getting a four man shanty. Do you drill the holes parallel with each other or can you do a “four corners” type thing? For example… if you can do the “four corners”, would it be safe to step in the “t” shape (middle) left in the ice?
3) Bait and jigs. What are good baits and jigs to use? Do minnows or night crawlers work well? How about tipped on a jig? (there are walleye, crappie, large mouth and smallies in the lake I will be fishing)
4) Other essential equipment. I know I am going to get out there for the first time and be like “Sh!t, I forgot the…” What crap am I gonna forget that I need to bring?

So, yeah. Any advice would be much appreciated. I have the epuipment, a case of beer and some fresh herbs just waiting to hot box the sh!t out of my shanty. I can’t wiat!
Let me be a little more clear on the location of holes. Basically, what is a safe distance between holes without weakening the ice? Or is such a mass quantity of ice not going to weaken? I just don’t want to step between some close holes and fall through. You smell what I steppin’ in?

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