Having never used a baitcast, and being pretty much a spincast man because it's what I used as a kid and am only now getting back into fishing seriously, can anyone tell me if this is a good starter reel for someone in my position? I'm looking for something that can handle heavy test line, but I need something that can get some distance as most of my catfishing is done from a shoreline at Black Butte Lake or the Sacramento River. I'm hoping to use it for sturgeon and other big fish in the river as well. I'm planning to get a good river pole, maybe an ugly stick, but not sure what I'll put it on yet, so any suggestions there would help too. Thanks!