Looks like a lot of you guys fish the sweet water but how many of you fish the salt!! Don't get me wrong....fresh water fishing is fun, especially with a fly rod or light tackle....I've have caught more bass on light tackle than I can remember. My best bass day with a buddy was 55 bass in one day, 42 releases and my best bass that day was 9.8lbs. Caught them all on 6 lb test. Also caught 22 Chain Pickerel that day and released 18 of those (all caught on 8 lb test).....plus 15 big bluegill to boot!
But this is what I really love to do!! Caught all the Kings and the Blackfin Tuna on 15 and 20 lb class line. The snapper and grouper we fished heavy tackle to get down 160 ft and get them back up. Bottom bumpin will wear your butt out.
PS...my bride caught the 35 lb Blackfin on 15 lb spinning and it took her about 25 minutes to land it!!