Brooks Fishing Club


Fishing Equipment List

Suggested Equipment List for Fresh and Light Saltwater Fishing

(one outfit that works for bass, backwater and light saltwater gulf fishing)

  • 5-7.0 foot graphite spinning rod, Bass Pro Brand or comparable, 10-17lb approx and .5oz lure wt.
  • Bass Pro spinning reel or comparable for at least 200 yds of line
  • Power Pro line approx 15 lb test, 125 yds, backed with 6 lb mono to fill spool
  • sunset-841540_1280Soft side lightweight tackle box with removable trays
  • Black or bronze barrel swivels
  • Number 1/0  or 2/0 silver saltwater hooks
  • Number 1/0 or 2/0 black circle hooks
  • Number 1/0, or 2/0 or 3/0 Texas Rig hooks for bass worms
  • 10 and 20 lb test Flurocarbon line to make leaders
  • Egg sinkers, half, quarter, eigth ounce sizes
  • Bullet sinkers for bass, one quarter and one eighth ounce sizes
  • Beads for Carolina rigs to stop sinkers
  • Rag to clean off hands
  • Yellow glove for handling fish
  • Clippers for cutting line
  • Black long nose pliers by Rappala equivalent
  • Hook extractor
  • Florida fishing regulations
  • Florida license unless a FL resident over 65
  • Gary Yamamotto 5” Yamasenko, or Zoom, or equivalent worms, brown, black, green, pumkinseed
  • Small soft sided ice box for food, drink, fish, large ice chest for the bold
  • Landing net
  • Fish stringer
  • Filet knife
  • Bobbers
  • Foldable fish length ruler
  • Bait bucket with aerator
  • Sunglasses, big tie on hat, sun block, bug repellent, and mini first aid kit
  • Optional plugs, jigs, lures, etc including top water for bass
  • Laminated card to recognize local fish
  • GPS depth and marker Maps of Estero Bay to Naples
  • A camera, perhaps, to record the big catch