How Many pounds of a fish can i catch with a 10-25 pound line test on a ugly stik fishing rod?

I Just Bought a uglystik thats 7 feet tall and says 10-25 pound line im going on a Fishing trip to the ocean and expecting to catch a 50 pound fish is this possible and how? Dose a Fish weigh less in water?

You can catch 100 pounders with that line but this is strictly based on your skill. There was a guy who caught a world record Marlin and used only 8 pound test line (monofilament). Just make sure you are using a leader that is double your line strength, you have your drag set at 1/3 the breaking strength of your main line and use sharp hooks. Do fish weigh less in the water, no, it’s the same weight . It’s just buoyancy that makes things feel lighter when you hold it in the water.~good luck catchin’.

5 Responses to “How Many pounds of a fish can i catch with a 10-25 pound line test on a ugly stik fishing rod?”

  • GunSlinginMama says:

    If the rod says 10-25 pound test line, go with the 25 and don’t horse the fish in. Make sure to put a heavy gauged steel leader on your line in case your trying to catch something with some chompers. Good luck!
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  • Artie says:

    I don’t know if you can it would depend on how much experience you have at fighting the fish and wearing it down and getting it to the boat or not.

    Here’s a little lesson for all the beginners reading this excellent question.
    You (everyone) fight the fish with the rod not the reel. you let the back bone of the rod wear the fish out by him pulling the line out and the resistance pulling back. You do not use the reel to fight the fish, you use the reel to bring the line in in order to catch the fish. If you are cranking on the reel while the fish is hot and taking line out making a run you are doing nothing but kinking up your line, have patience. If you kink up the line enough being unpracticed the line weakens and snap you loose the fish. the line (which must be an excellent quality line) is only keeping you in contact with the fish. when the rod is bent and the fish is pumping its tail trying to swim away from you the rod bend and the tip will go down and pretty much stay down until the fish tires, then the tip will come up caused by the lack of resistance (fight) in the fish this is when you start reeling him in. If the tip comes up fast! reel like crazy two things he’s coming right at you or he’s unbuttoned.
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    Trick 242) Always set your drag on your reel to barely let the line out with the rod fully bent… (not overly bent over though)

  • mrpaintr2u says:

    go 25 lb. line and set your drag. a properly set drag is most important
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    fishing over 41 yrs

  • chimp dancer says:

    You can catch 100 pounders with that line but this is strictly based on your skill. There was a guy who caught a world record Marlin and used only 8 pound test line (monofilament). Just make sure you are using a leader that is double your line strength, you have your drag set at 1/3 the breaking strength of your main line and use sharp hooks. Do fish weigh less in the water, no, it’s the same weight . It’s just buoyancy that makes things feel lighter when you hold it in the water.~good luck catchin’.
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  • Funnel says:

    Depends on your skill level. Keep your drag set about medium and when a big fish takes your bait and starts stripping the line and the drag is singing let him take it til he stops then pull back on the pole and reel in the slack. Let him take line when he can and then repeat. Sooner or later he will tire out and you can slowly pull him in. The trick is to not stress the line to the breaking point and you also have to keep him from wrapping line around structure. Have fun. A friend of mine caught a 20 lb. cat on 4 lb. test line with an ultra light one time.
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