I've beeen thinking of targeting some wipers on the KY side of Meldahl. I just need a general idea of tackle to use. I have a 10" graphite surf w/ a baitrunner 4500. The rod is rated for 10 - 30lb line and 3 - 6oz lures. I'm thinking the action might be a bit heavy. Most three ounce spoons are huge. I don't know. I'm thinking, maybe, that if I spool up w/ some low diameter braid I could get some distance with a 1 1/2 oz bait? Anybody, have experience with this action rod in that location. That first lock is quite some distance away. I live about 30 miles out so a little help would be appretiated before I drive all the way out. I'd hate to go that far and not be able to reach the fish.