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Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by bigm catfish, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. bigm catfish

    bigm catfish New Member

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    14
    State:
    ILLINOIS
    EVERYONE,
    I FISH WITH A PENN 310GTI WITH A SURGE MED HEAVY.I ALSO HAVE A QUATUM BLUE RUNNER WITH ASURGE RODTHA IS SPOOLED WITH 80LB POWER PRO I JUST DO NOT KNOW HOW MANY LB TEST TO USE FOR A LEADER.I ALSO HAVE 2 OKUMA SPINNING A50 AND A 65 BAIT RUNNER ONE IS SPOOLED WITH 40 OR 50 THE OTHER HAS ANDE 20 ONE HAS A SURGE ROD THE OTHER GLOW STICK IS THIS ENOUGH OR SHOULD I GET DIFFRENT POLES OR LINE ON THEM ALL LINE IS BRAND KNEW. BIGM CATFISH
     
  2. John(Bullhead)Hagen

    John(Bullhead)Hagen New Member

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    135
    State:
    ILLinois
    :big_smile:More than enough line test for IL.I use 30# Big Game and fish the IL River and Miss River from dallas City to Savana and have never had a broken line.We have landed 40# plus fish on this line.Remember the knot and the drag on the reel are more important than the line test. Welcome to the B.O.C.
     

  3. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

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    1,377
    State:
    PA
    welcome to the boc
     
  4. catinaldatime

    catinaldatime New Member

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    384
    State:
    Girard, IL
    on that 80 pound pro,a 50 pound test of nice line will work fine for a leader,and it sounds like u got the weapons for catfishing,but now u gotta go out there and hunt them,good luck.
     
  5. alton

    alton New Member

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    1,045
    State:
    Illinois
    Welcome to the BOC from Alton, IL. Good luck.
     
  6. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    2,055
    State:
    Tennessee
    Good leader line I use is 20 lb. stren.