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I am going on my Honeymoon in the middle of April. I want to do some fishing & have already booked a charter with the new wife for one day for deep sea big fish. We are real excited. The resort, I'm told, has great fishing all over the reefs just off the beach, most of them you can wade to. They don't rent Rod & reel so I'm gonna bring one.

I am clueless to what types of fish, technique, or lures along with rod setup. I plan on bringing a 6 1/2 foot spinning rod with probably 12.lb test. Will this be enough gear for fish I will get into. What about lures (grubs, jerkbaits, senkos???)

I am looking for any of you anglers that have fished down in that area or any general knowledge (websites) of what I need.

I would imagine the saltwater will tear apart my reel, IS THIS TRUE? Should I bring one of my dumpier reels?

Thanks in advance,
 

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Congradulations on you getting a better half. You'll need heavy duty equipment to avoid being spooled and lose all the fish your about to catch. Sounds like your going to be dealing with big fish and you don't want the charter captain to laugh at your equipment. lol So do a few search's of fishing Salt water and i'm sure you'll find good advice.
Here's what you should do to protect the reels you'll bring for the saltwater that's about to reak havic on your stuff.

http://www.lews.com/customer_service/subpa...maintenance.htm

h2o<---says you'll have a blast. The ocean is for heavy duty.
 

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Just came back from Antigua myself. Unfortunately, it was business and not fishing. One thing I know from experience though, you're better off just renting everything, unless you're planning on becoming a salt water pro fisherman.

But as an old married man, I'd advise you to concentrate on the wife!
 

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