Bait Casting Question
I am totally ignorant to this, so here goes.
I am looking to set my boy up with a nice/decent/dependable musky rig this spring. I have a little jon boat that has taken me FOREVER to modify and make safe, but it is about ready for the water. I want to get a bait casting rig. Help me out. I am looking to spend under 200 bucks, under 150 would be fine too. I am not above using an ugly stick. He actually takes a lot of pride in his ugly stick gx2 he uses for bass.
What I need most help in is a reel/rod/line match for these fish. With the exception of one very big fish I had a follow from last fall, most of the fish I have tangled with or had follows from down here go between 27-40" inches. We aren't going to be looking at many Lake St. Claire 45 pound fish.
I have never pursued these fish with gear. I picked him up some double cowgirls, a few big rubber things(bulldogs methinks), a few big rapala looking things for Christmas. I got a couple lighter colored and some darker colored and a couple different sizes of different styles. Anything you would recommend that we shouldn't leave home without, lure-wise? I don't want to over invest, but we live right in the middle of some good medium-sized water in about all directions, and for now at least, he loves fishing. Worst case his younger siblings could use it someday.
I have done some googling, but I would like some insight from people who actually do this.
Thanks in advance.