The Perfect Fishing Gear Setups for 6 Different Kinds of Angling

Need a fishing gear setup for a specific situation? Berkley's got you covered.

One of the smartest things Berkley Fishing has done for anglers is their species-specific setups recommendations. Every combo and accessory suggestion is tailored for the kind of fishing you want, with several to choose from.

Basically, if you fish in America, Berkley has the gear for you.

Here are six different examples, each one ideal in a specific situation.

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1. Saturday afternoon at the pier

This setup gives you what you need to find the fish among the crowds, and ensure that you'll hook them and land them when the time comes. The PENN Spinfisher V Combo is top of the line, and you can't ever go wrong with the Berkley Gulp! Shrimp in heavily-fished saltwater.

2. Your buddy's bass boat

You don't want to show up unprepared, so when you get the call to hit the big lake with your bass fishing buddy, a setup like this is going to be essential. An Abu Garcia Ambassadeur S ranks among the most popular bass reels, plus the Berkley Trilene XL, Fusion19 Offset Hooks, and PowerBait MaxScent Hit Worm make a deadly combination.

Go with a Berkley Warpig, and bring any of the Berkley PowerBait Power Worms for something you know they'll eat.

3. Neighborhood ponds with the kids

Heading down the road to a pond where you're hoping to hook your kids into fishing? This calls for non-technical gear and some simple-but-effective bait. Use a Berkley Cherrywood HD Spincast Combo, some Round Ball Jigs, and a couple soft plastic options like Berkley Gulp! Alive Cricket or The General from the newly-enhanced PowerBait MaxScent series. Add Berkley Fire Line Ultra 8 and you're good to go.

4. Fishing trout streams

A Pflueger President reel and Berkley Heritage rod are the basis of a good trout fishing setup. Combine some Berkley Natural Glitter Trout Dough Bait with Berkley Vanish line, and you're sure to catch fish as long as they're biting.

5. Panfish parties

Sometimes the panfish are too hard not to catch, or maybe you're trying to get the ingredients for a fresh fish fry. In either case, a panfishing setup from Berkley will get you on the right track. A Mitchell AvoSlab combo sets the foundation for the classic Johnson Beetle Spin and Berkley Gulp! Earthworms. Don't forget the Hemostats!

6. Inshore redfish

One of the best ways to enjoy American fishing is to experience redfish along the Gulf Coast, and Berkley has the ideal gear. Start with a PENN Battle II Spinning Reel, put it on a Berkley INSHORE rod, and find out why so many fishermen use Berkley Gulp! Alive Shrimp as their go-to redfish bait.