Great SoCal Inshore Baitcaster Combo Recommendation

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Our very own Rodney Marquez offers up his advice for those SoCal anglers looking for a great inshore or shoreline baitcaster outfit.  If you’re looking for a fun outfit that can be used for a wide variety of inshore fishing applications, then check out the Shimano Curado DC, a relatively new offering and technology from Shimano.

“If you’re like me, you might shy away from using baitcasters because of the struggles with backlashes,” said Rodney.  “But the Curado DC has a built-in microchip computer that regulates the spool speed on its own to help all anglers prevent many potential backlash issues.  The reel senses the spool speed every 1/1000 of a second and throttles down the freespool to allow long casts without fear of what follows.”

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Built on the legacy of durability, dependability and versatility that Curado is known for, now with Shimano’s unique DC braking technology. Shimano’s new Digital Control braking system utilizes a microcomputer to monitor spool speed 1,000 times every second and apply the perfect amount of brake to prevent backlash and maximize distance.

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“I’ve been testing out the outfit for about 6 months now and have found it to be just right for catching spotties, calicos and inshore halibut,” commented Rodney.  “I have the reel on a Shimano Teramar Inshore Series rod and it is just right for a wide variety of inshore fishing, but especially for calicos here at home.  I’ve even taken it offshore and did some light-duty tuna fishing for fish in the 20 to 30-pound range.”

Teramar rods are built with Shimanos TC4 construction which delivers an extreme amount of power and strength but keeps the blank nice and light. You will find lengths and actions for all your inshore needs. These rods also feature Fuji Guides and reel seats and come with premium cork handles.

So if you’ve been shying away from trying a baitcaster, you now can plug away without fear of the constant frustration of the dreaded backlash!  Try the Curado DC!

Visit the Shimano website for more info on this and other great fishing outfits or learn more about other great fishing products on BD.


Mr. Rodney Marquez was born and raised in San Diego. Catching anything from largemouth bass to big game tuna, he loves sharing his knowledge through his videos. He is eager to learn and grow with the BD community and is now the video manager of BDOutdoors.