Snook rod question and spillway fishing

Snookangler15Snookangler15 Posts: 199 Officer
I fought a 48+ inch snook tonight and I realized i need a new rod as this one was doubled over.... I had my sargus's drag almost maxed out and this snook smoked it. What I'm getting at is what is a good medium-heavy rod under $100 that can pull in these monsters? I have a reel already.


The guy next to me snagged a carp and caught a 40" on the dot snook.ImageUploadedByTapatalk1373939892.279089.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1373939925.900064.jpg

If you have an instagram you can follow my page @Florida_snook_anglers to see a short video of his fight and some other cool pics.



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  • SpoontasticSpoontastic Posts: 127 Officer
    I know the feeling. I got broke off by 2 over slot snook today at the Pinellas Bayway. One twisted me around the bridge, the other made a run under the canoe into the trolling motor. Both on mirro dines and a stradic2500. Awesome setup, just not quite enough a** to pull them out.
  • Snookangler15Snookangler15 Posts: 199 Officer
    I know the feeling. I got broke off by 2 over slot snook today at the Pinellas Bayway. One twisted me around the bridge, the other made a run under the canoe into the trolling motor. Both on mirro dines and a stradic2500. Awesome setup, just not quite enough a** to pull them out.

    What rod? This is the hook i bent ImageUploadedByTapatalk1373941459.582208.jpg


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  • USNavy_AnglerUSNavy_Angler Posts: 473 Officer
    Saw the video, epic man. Gonna pick up some of these lures soon. LOL

    If you're willing to spend an extra $20, you can get a medium-heavy St. Croix premier. Wont be disappointed.
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  • Snookangler15Snookangler15 Posts: 199 Officer
    Saw the video, epic man. Gonna pick up some of these lures soon. LOL

    If you're willing to spend an extra $20, you can get a medium-heavy St. Croix premier. Wont be disappointed.

    Will do


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  • Snookangler15Snookangler15 Posts: 199 Officer
    Saw the video, epic man. Gonna pick up some of these lures soon. LOL
    I found the perfect opportunity to use the new video feature



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  • jamesbrownsplitjamesbrownsplit Posts: 214 Deckhand
    Cool instagram page.

    I've been having the same issue the past couple weeks. I have caught a few fish up to the mid 30" range. I've also had a few totally work me and cut me off on the pylons like they weren't even trying. I'm sorta wary of it being heavy enough, especially seeing some of the stuff other guys come out with, but I think I'm going to go with a Crowder E-Series Lite or a Star Stellar Lite with a Cabo 50. Pretty sure that Star is in your price range. Messed around with one last week and it felt great. If you want to drop the extra 50ish on the Crowder...I can't say enough good things about my current one...its just too light.
  • Snookangler15Snookangler15 Posts: 199 Officer
    I think im going to go with a st. Croix premier medium heavy.


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  • closcabcloscab Posts: 122 Officer
    St. Croix is a great rod and you wont be disappointed.
  • SpaceCoast SlayerSpaceCoast Slayer Posts: 3,527 Captain



    not alot of people recommend it, but i have the 7'9 and love it .. its definently got some **** to it.. very responsive, you can really dig into a fish with it and turn him.. its got a pretty fast tip for a MH.. i can throw the regular size mirrodines pretty effectively on 8lb braid (im sure youll be using heavier).. and it will fire a topwater out a GD mile.. great rod.. i love mine..
  • Snookangler15Snookangler15 Posts: 199 Officer
    cbmdk86 wrote: »



    not alot of people recommend it, but i have the 7'9 and love it .. its definently got some **** to it.. very responsive, you can really dig into a fish with it and turn him.. its got a pretty fast tip for a MH.. i can throw the regular size mirrodines pretty effectively on 8lb braid (im sure youll be using heavier).. and it will fire a topwater out a GD mile.. great rod.. i love mine..

    I have heard alot of bad things about flats blue rods


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  • johnDjohnD WC FLPosts: 6,400 Admiral
    Go look at the Star Stellar Lite rods or Shimano Teramar ,both have a over the counter lifetime warranty.
  • SpaceCoast SlayerSpaceCoast Slayer Posts: 3,527 Captain
    I have heard alot of bad things about flats blue rods


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    like what?
  • SlamaholicSlamaholic Posts: 389 Officer
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  • Austins26Austins26 Posts: 1,989 Captain
    Disco standard answer

    Shimano Teramar, have a over the counter lifetime warranty.
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  • Snook ManSnook Man Posts: 207 Officer
    Go look at the Star Stellar Lite rods or Shimano Teramar ,both have a over the counter lifetime warranty.
    This. I have a few stellar lites and a teramar, they have some awesome backbone.
  • Snookangler15Snookangler15 Posts: 199 Officer
    cbmdk86 wrote: »
    like what?

    I heard that the tips break easy and they dont have enough backbone


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  • Snookangler15Snookangler15 Posts: 199 Officer
    Snook Man wrote: »
    This. I have a few stellar lites and a teramar, they have some awesome backbone.

    I am going to my local bait and tackle shop and buying a star stellar lite medium heavy 7' later today


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  • fishboyfishboy Posts: 1,326 Officer
    I am going to my local bait and tackle shop and buying a star stellar lite medium heavy 7' later today


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    I have this rod. Good choice!
  • SpaceCoast SlayerSpaceCoast Slayer Posts: 3,527 Captain
    I heard that the tips break easy and they dont have enough backbone


    Tight lines. SnookAngler

    any rod with a faster tip can break easier.. its part of the tradeoff
  • WonderWonder Posts: 75 Deckhand
    Star rods Seagis 7'6
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