The Best Pier Fishing Poles

The Best Pier Fishing Poles
Pier fishing concentrates on areas with reefs or artificial reefs that attract numerous species of saltwater fish. Pier fishermen use a stiff rod in a rod holder. The rod has a heavy-duty reel with line and backing. Pier fishermen often use live bait on treble hooks and egg sinkers to make long casts. Pier fishing requires you to choose a productive location and keep your line in the water until a school of fish passes through your area. The best poles will have the ability to cast heavy rigs and hoist fish that weight several pounds. The best poles are also durable and can withstand the corroding properties of saltwater.

AiRRUS Co-Matrix 457

The AiRRUS Co-Matrix 457 spinning rod takes saltwater abuse and is an excellent choice for pier fishing. The rod has a medium stiff action ideal for casting weight and hauling fish of several pounds on to the pier. Designed for fighting powerful striped bass and saltwater game fish, the rod has the versatility pier fishermen require for targeting multiple species. The rod has a solid cork grip and fighting butt sensitive enough for light strike detection. The rod has a positive review from Tackletour.com, giving it value for the flexible tip and strong fighting power. The rod also comes with a lifetime warranty and customer support through the AiRRUS Company.

AiRRUS Rods
P.O. Box 1456
Montgomery, Texas 77356
936-582-1677
rodsbyairrus.com

Megabass Super Destroyer III

The Megabass Super Destroyer III is a short, stout rod ideal for pier fishing for fish under 5 pounds. The 6 foot 9-inch rod uses high-quality parts to complement the stout build. Although this is a bass rod, the short stick makes it ideal for bait-casting from a pier and hauling fish from the water. Although powerful, it is lighter than many of the rods used for pier fishing. This makes it a comfortable choice for long days of casting and holding the rod. The rod has high ratings from Tackletour.com because it has the power to pull fish out of weed beds and structure without compromising sensitivity and strike detection. This rod is an excellent choice for casting bait and lures from a pier.

Megabass USA
92 S. Shirkshire Rd.
Conway, MA 01341
413- 625-2304
megabassusa.com

St. Croix Legend Tournament Swimbait Stick

The St. Croix Legend Tournament Swimbait Stick is a stout 8-foot rod ideal for casting heavy rigs and hauling in fish over 5 pounds. The rod can handle up to 8 ounces of rigging and uses a stiff design for casting the heavy lures and fighting large fish. According to the Tackletour.com review, the rod lacks sensitivity. The lack of sensitivity is important when targeting smaller fish, but this rod can handle pier fishing for heavy species. St. Croix Legend surf rods are also a great option for targeting large tarpon and striped bass from a pier.

St. Croix of Park Falls, Ltd.
856 4th Avenue North
PO Box 279
Park Falls, WI 54552
715-762-3226
stcroixrods.com

Article Written By Zach Lazzari

Zach Lazzari is an outdoor writing specialist. He has experience in website writing as well as standard newspaper writing. He wrote an outdoor column for the Silver World in Lake City, Colo., and articles for Colorado-mountain-adventure.com. Lazzari is currently completing his bachelor's degree online through Arizona State University and lives in southwest Montana.

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