- Rods: 8- to 8½-foot fast-action 50-pound jig rods
- Reels: Lever-drag reels such as Avet MXJ, Okuma Metaloid 5S or equivalent
- Line: 50- to 65-pound braid with a few feet of 30- or 40-pound mono leader
- Lures: Kustom Kraft or Candy Bar swimbaits on 4- to 8-ounce wedge-shaped lead-heads; Savage Gear Cutbait Herring swimbaits in 9½- or 16-ounce sizes.
- Other: Kustom Kraft and Candy Bar baits are available through local retailers