Surf Rod and Reel Setup Question
I currently fish with heavier surf gear and I need some advice on rigging lighter. Here are the 5 rods that I use today.
*I have 2 Penn 4/0 wides on 12' 20-40lb 3-8oz Okuma surf rods. The reels have 500yds of 80lb Power Pro topped with 40lb. Berkley big game and an 80lb shock leader.
*I have 1 Daiwa Sealine x50sha on the same12' 20-40lb 3-8oz Okuma surf rod. The reel has 300yds of 50-65lb Power Pro topped with 30lb. Berkley big game and an 80lb shock leader.
*I have 2 Penn Jigmaster 500L's on 10' Heavy Action 12-40lb Ugly Stick surf rods. The reels have 300yds of 50-65lb Power Pro topped with 30lb. Berkley big game and an 80lb shock leader.
I use these setups primarily for bull reds and sharks. I would like to start targeting some smaller species such as puppy drum, smaller reds, Spanish Mackerel etc.. on surf rods. Are all of these setups too heavy for this? If so, what kind of rod combinations to any of you use (lighter vs. heaver etc... Any advice or comments on my surf setups would be appreciated.