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Does a rod with medium power have the ability to handle northern pike, catfish, bass, and eel?

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  • Does a rod with medium power have the ability to handle northern pike, catfish, bass, and eel?

    Does a rod with medium power have the ability to handle northern pike, catfish, bass, and eel?

  • #2
    Yes.

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    • #3
      Don't know about pike/eel, mine have always worked well on the others.

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      • #4
        Yes.

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        • #5
          All my rods are med. or med/light and I have pulled in plenty of cats and bass not sure about pike and eel. For me alot has to do with the quality of the rod. Mine are one of two a high quality expensive rod or an ugly stick. You can never go wrong with a Meduim 7'-0" two piece ugly stick, it will catch everything. Just me 2 cents.

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          • #6
            I use the same rod for everything, until a few days. I used a Medium action rod and caught cats a little over 20 lbs, bass around 5 lbs, mudfish,and carb. I have had absolutely no problems.

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            • #7
              If it is a strong enough medium action rod

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              • #8
                Yes! You can use the same medium action rod for all these. I have even caught an occassional 29lb norther pike on mine.

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                • #9
                  Definitely. I use a medium action rod w/ 12# test for most of my striper & bluefish fishing in my kayak. In my opinion, a 10 # blue or striper will out-fight anything caught in fresh water.

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                  • #10
                    Definitely should be able to.

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                    • #11
                      Yes but for big pike/eel, you should have the drag set so it doesn't break the line/pole.

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