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    What rod length and action are most people using in their kayaks for the baits they are using?
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    7' medium action small zigs
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    It all depends on what style of fishing you are doing,just remember,long rods are a bit more bothersome to maneuver from a kayak.I personally carry 4 rods on most trips,two are 4’6” light action ,one 7’ medium light,and one 10’ medium light.With these 4 rods I can pretty much deal with any structure and technique for the species I’m after.
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    For me, I like a shorter rod for the same reason yaker stated, maneuverability. 5'6" LA tends to be my sweet spot. I also have a 5' UL that always goes. Then my medium is 5'8" or 5'10".
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    I wouldn’t go above 7’. The longer rods can be a pain if you need to run line again from break off or reach rod tip. Also tend to high stick them more in kayak. 5-6’ seems to be the majority of my rods. Favorite being UL in the kayak, between the light rod and moving kayak every fish seems more enjoyable.
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    Nothing over 7' for me. For crappie rods I use 6' light action spinning, and a 5'6" dock shooter. I use 7' ML finesse spinner and a 7' ML baitcaster for green fish.
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    I like them long enough to clear the bow. Anything longer than 9' becomes hard for me to restring, if I have a break off. Storage can be an issue with longer rods. Spinning rod butts are more bothersome, while seated they bump my pfd. I've cut a few of the butts off, and have had custom rods built in order to have shorter butt. I guess my average is around 7'
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    Most of my rods are 5' 6" plus two dock shooters. I only have two over that a 10' and a 12' These are mostly used from a pier or when bank fishing.
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    Depends on the style of fishing.
    Everything from a 4ft spinning rod to a 16 ft jig pole for spawning fish that need a long reach over cover


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    5'6 if I'm fishing tight covers..bushes, trees
    7' or 8'6 if fishing open water or outside edge of structures
    4'6 UL if I want to have more fun

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