Shimano Baitrunner OC Spinning Reels

Shimano Baitrunner OC Spinning Reels

$129.99 - $149.99
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TD Code
Line Capacity
Power Pro
Max DragS A-RB Ball BearingsSUS BearingsGearRatioWeight
15314.8:113.4$129.99 USD
20314.8:120.8$139.99 USD
20314.8:120.8$149.99 USD
The Shimano Baitrunner OC spinning reels are saltwater fishing reels made with XT-7 construction. They are durable and made to hold up for any saltwater fishing expeditions. These reels have baitrunner feature for live bait use.

  • Baitrunner system
  • Dyna balance
  • Oversized power roller
  • Propulsion line management system
  • Fluid drive 2 gearing system
  • Super Stopper II anti-reverse system
  • Direct Drive Mechanism (thread in handle)
  • Varispeed Oscillation System
  • Cold forged aluminum spool
4.5 Stars based on 24 reviews
By Joe
newark, de
Not a knock-off
May 30, 2020
just like the original baitrunner D. Even though it's cheaper than the bait runner D, its just as good.
By costa
saco, ME
April 15, 2020
The OC reel is a great reel that withstands lots of punishment. I fish mine every day and just rinse off with fresh water. Multiple seasons it is still smooth.
ProsLive liner click is loud enough to wake you up from a nap.
Consspool capacity
By Michael
Blackwood, NJ
I love this reel
February 19, 2020
This is a great reel and I highly recommend it.
By Shane S.
Keys Surf fishing
October 13, 2019
I bought the 8000 oc for a shark surf rod. I got hooked into 2 this weekend . The 20 lbs of drag wasn't enough causing me to almost get spooled once. Both got away due to bent and broken hooks. Not blaming the reel at all . Guess I need a bigger reel and hooks. Other than that, the reel would be awesome for smaller fish.
ProsDurable Baitrunner feature is awesome Has stood up very well to saltwater after 4 trips
ConsSpool capacity Low drag lbs
By Jerry
Quality reel
May 6, 2019
You get what you pay for. This is a nice reel I purchased for throwing into the wind without a backlash. First time out worked nice.
By Mike
Great reels
July 9, 2018
Have 3 now. Great for live lining.
By BoonsFarm
Great all around reel
March 8, 2018
I purchased this reel as a gift for my buddyâ€â"¢s first saltwater outfit. He does not get out often, and enjoys both casting and live bait so this will be perfect to cast rubber and small plugs, or live-line macks and herring for striper their season. Though small, it should have plenty of drag to stop keeper bass, with spool room fir plenty of braid. Heâ€â"¢s psyched!
By Brian
Sanford, Florida
Solid for the price
August 24, 2016
Have had baitrunners for years. These models are solid for the price range and will pull in any fish you hook. Great for live bait and pitching, not a reel to bottom fish with.
By Kenneth L.
Quakertown, PA
Good Reel for Catfishing
March 27, 2016
Bottom fishing for any species requires you to let the bait sit on the bottom. The fish soon finds the bait and mouths it or swallows it then at its leisure swims off. Now you need the function of this reel, No! drag as the query departs and finishes his meal, then hook set.
ProsLower cost than standard bait runner.
By Jose
Calexico CA
The Best Reel for the Price !!!
March 25, 2016
Smooth like Silk and strong when required !!!
Excelent Quality and Finish !!
ProsVery Light and Excelent Drag system.
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
Very similar to baitrunner d
January 11, 2016
I think this reel is just as good as the baitrunner d performance wise just slightly cheaper
By Emery
Melrose, MA
Bang for your buck
January 1, 2016
I've used this reel surfcasting and on boats with success. It has a great value and just because it has a nice bait runner doesn't mean the other functions of the reel suffer. In fact, the reel is smooth and comfortable. Live lining bunker or mackerel woks great with the OC.
ProsValue Dependable Smooth
ConsShouldn't be exposed to salt water
By Db
new york, NY
bait runner
May 9, 2015
I was pondering between baitrunner d model and this reel.
eventually I bought both in diffrent sizes.
I like tyis oc version brter.. only bevause the color.
I hate goldy color on d model..
By david
awesome reel
May 5, 2015
this reel is great for live bait fishing offshore using live bait love the baitrunner feauture
By cristian
Lake worth, FL
April 22, 2015
this is a great reel for the money i just wish it had a better line capacity
4 Questions & 4 Answers
from San Antonio, TX asked:
February 11, 2019
I have the BTR8000 that I was going to fill with 40 lb. test braid, Is it still necessary to put mono backing before filling it with braid ? if so are there spinning reels that don't require mono backing ?
1 Answer
Hello Roger, you wouldn't need mono backing. We'll tie a small knot put a strip of electrical tape over over the knot and the first couple layers of braid will bite down into that so the line won't slip on the spool.
Submitted by: Bernie on February 13, 2019

from San Antonio TX asked:
January 29, 2019
I have the Shimano BTR8000OC I'm thinking of purchasing the St. Croix Triumph 10 surf rod for it , good idea ? or do you recommend anything else in the same caliber as the St. Croix triumph 2 Pc. rod for my Shimano ?
1 Answer
The 10 foot Tsunami Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod would pair well with the 8000 baitrunner.
Submitted by: Bernie on January 30, 2019

Pablo B Mata
from California asked:
December 5, 2020
i have shimano baitrunner oc 8000, what rod the best combo

1 Answer
If you plan on doing some surf fishing i would recommend a 10'-11'MH rated surf rod such as the St Croix Mojo Surf or Triumph Surf to pair with this 8000 size reel
Submitted by: Alex T on December 8, 2020

from Stuart, FL asked:
July 9, 2014
Which Shimano bait runner OC works best with the extra heavy trevala rod?
1 Answer
Either the 6000 or 8000. It comes down to the amount of line you need. They both will offer the same amount of drag, but the 8000 gives you more line capacity.
Submitted by: Customer Service on July 10, 2014


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