If you're looking for distance, sure, a spin outfit will definitely win the prize, but generally you are looking for accuracy in lure placement with a baitcaster. I rarely need to cast any further than 15 to 20 metres when in the tinny or the kayak and most of the time it is less than that.

The right rod, right reel, right line with the right lure and heaps of practice makes a baitcaster a formidable bit of gear. The same can be said for a well setup spin outfit. Magilla1 hit the nail on the head: "use both and enjoy each for their intended purpose".