I’ve put together a more detailed updated list of tackle recommendations, that’s a bit more current on what’s being used successfully on trips. This list is specifically targeted towards bottom fishing with bait. As popular as slow jigging is on the boat, time and time again bait saves people’s trips. I’m confident that everything on this lists works and can hold up against the rigors of a trip and then some. I’m not going to make a list categorizing trips because what’s mentioned will work on any trip up to 500ft. Where current allows . RODS- Calstar grafighter (900m 900h 900l)(800l 800m 800h) *crowder LB series rods use these Calstar blanks . - Phenix black diamond/hybrid (929h 867xh 909h) (809xh 809h) - united composites gusa (Rus80wahoo rus80tilefish rus80tilefishjr) REELS- Will be broken down into single and 2-speed. In single speed if the reel of your choosing comes in two gear options . Opt for the lower of the two for bottom fishing. Shimano (trinidad torium 16-30sz torsa 16-30sz) Daiwa (Saltiga 30-50 Saltist 30-50sz) Accurate ( Tern 400-500z Valiant 400-500) Penn (torque 25-40n sz) 2-SPEEDS Shimano ( Talica 12-20 Speedmaster2 12-20 Torsa 16-30) Daiwa ( saltiga 30-50 saltist 30-50) accurate ( valiant 400-500) Penn (torque 25-40n) HOOKS- I wouldn’t vary tooo far off of this hook list . Owner tournament inline mutu, mustard demon circle hook , Vmc tournament inline circle hook . Sizes 7/0-10/0 and I’d bring 20 of each Bring minimum 50 swivels !!!! At least 150lb strength LEAD - 10oz(10)12oz(8)16oz(6)20oz(4)24oz(2) the heavier ones will really come into play in the deep water if there is current . Which there always seems to be these days. Any good 50lb braid will Do as well as 50lb leader. *Make sure all your tackle is in tip top shape have used reels serviced before your trip departure to ensure they’re in pristine working condition. Recommend spooling new line. Make sure there are no nicks in the guides of your rods. Maybe this will help someone and maybe this will only help the tackle companies. In any case here’s some what of a contribution to the site on my behalf . Do with it what you will.