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Best Carolina Rig Reel

Omnia collects thousands of detailed fishing reports from anglers across the country to power our local recommendations. Here are the top Reels recommendations for using the Carolina Rigs technique mentioned in fishing reports from anglers near you.

Lew's Speed Spool LFS Casting Reel

$79.95

Reported by
217 Bassin

Sangchris Lake (IL)

217 Bassin reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Carolina Rigs technique and Lew's Speed Spool LFS Casting Reel on Sangchris Lake. Additional comments from this report: "in the summer at Sangchris you will find the fish on deep points or drop offs because the banks are so shallow the fish move and hold in deeper water. I like to target these main body points and drop offs with a carolina rig. Weight - 1oz egg weight Hook - 5 offset Leader - 18' flourocarbon Lure - Zoom 8" watermelon seed lizard "

Reported by
Johnny K

J Percy Priest Reservoir (TN)

Johnny K reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Carolina Rigs technique and Lew's Speed Spool LFS Casting Reel on J Percy Priest Reservoir. Additional comments from this report: "Took my brother out to Percy Priest lake after the Bass Master Classic to dial in my electronics for an upcoming fishing trip. My brother decided to drag around a black and blue Senko on a carolina rig around rock and got a nice 19 inch smallmouth. With it being spring time he drags and hops around the senko pretty quick to trigger a reaction bite. "

Reported by
Jered Grooms

Lake Texoma (OK, TX)

Jered Grooms reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Carolina Rigs technique and Lew's Speed Spool LFS Casting Reel on Lake Texoma. Additional comments from this report: "Smallmouth were set up on main lake rocky points. Water was still in the low 70"s. "

Shimano Curado MGL 150 Casting Reel

$209.99

Reported by
Ben Hutchins

Lake James (NC)

Ben Hutchins reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Carolina Rigs technique and Shimano Curado MGL 150 Casting Reel on Lake James. Additional comments from this report: "I caught fish dragging a carolina rig across humps and points. I started out the morning throwing a walking topwater bait over points with little luck. I then switched to the carolina righ once the sun got up and was able to put some fish in the boat."

Reported by
Bmorris07

Clarks Hill Reservoir (GA, SC)

Bmorris07 reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Carolina Rigs technique and Shimano Curado MGL 150 Casting Reel on Clarks Hill Reservoir. Additional comments from this report: "The conditions were two days post frontal, 5-7 mph east winds, blue bird skies, and 6-8 foot of visibility. The bigger bites came off of chunkier rock while a few came from some brush piles. I tried the shallow bite around mid day with no luck, so I went back to rock piles in about 15-25 feet if water and continued to get bites. "

Reported by
The Chub King

Oneida Lake (NY)

The Chub King reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Carolina Rigs technique and Shimano Curado MGL 150 Casting Reel on Oneida Lake . Additional comments from this report: "Early summer/late post spawn pattern on the first week in July. Sunny and calm day with water about 71. The key was to find some different looking rock structure in that 10-15ft depth. Everybody's favorite ball and chain C-Rig produced the best. The fish were spitting up perch on the way to the boat though and could be caught with jerkbaits, I just couldnt get them as consistently as I could being on bottom."

Daiwa Tatula SV TW103 Casting Reel

$209.99

Reported by
Heatherly.Danny

Lake Greenwood (SC)

Heatherly.Danny reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Carolina Rigs technique and Daiwa Tatula SV TW103 Casting Reel on Lake Greenwood. Additional comments from this report: "Fish staging on secondary points near laydowns in creeks."

Reported by
Justin Logan

Clarks Hill Reservoir (GA, SC)

Justin Logan reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Carolina Rigs technique and Daiwa Tatula SV TW103 Casting Reel on Clarks Hill Reservoir. Additional comments from this report: "Early in the morning fish can be caught up the creek arms in the grass on a hollow belly frog. These fish can be caught all day, but the better fish are being caught down the lake on long points throwing a C-Rig. Take your time and work these points good. You can catch multiple fish of of one spot."

Reported by
Omnia Community Member

John H. Kerr Reservoir (NC, VA)

Omnia Community Member reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Carolina Rigs technique and Daiwa Tatula SV TW103 Casting Reel on John H. Kerr Reservoir. Additional comments from this report: "Fish were on long points next to channel swings."

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