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MWard4400

Downrigging cable noise question

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MWard4400

I am running two Cannon downriggers with 8 Lb weights, I made a maiden trip to Mille Lacs on Sunday.

At about 1.8 to 3.0 mph I get a audible hum from the downrigger line. The line is braided 150 lb capacity line.

I was running a depth of 20 to 33 feet down.

I am thinking this hum can't be conducive to catching fish.

Has anyone else ran into this and is it a problem?

Thanks,

Mark

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1tofish

All downriggers (at least the ones I've fished with) make that humming sound. For me, I use it as a guide. I can almost tell by how they are humming, how fast the boat is going. I don't think it affects the fishing.

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WalleyeGod

1tofish is correct. They will do that.

WG

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Milkdud

Mine makes the same humming sounds....Cannon Uni-Troll.

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icemiester71

Must just b a law of physics or something. My Penns do the same.

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sal

My Scotty s do the same...fluid dynamics at work

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warrior

I really dont ever notice the "singing" anymore... and I'm running 5 Cannon electrics. smile.gif

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Random guy

My Big Jons sing like mad. I down rig for pike, ya ought to hear em at 4-8mph, sounds like air raid sirens going off but the fish still bite.

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Sutty

Old school way to figure out if you were going fast enough was to make sure the cables were singing. For salmon fishing anyway.

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MWard4400

Thanks for the response guys. I had one downrigger down... and it was singing pretty good.... I am thinking it would sound like a whole orchestra with four or more down... LOL

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Thanks again,

Mark

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hanson

You should hear what 80lb PowerPro does in a 6-7 mile per hour river current. Sounds like the wind howling through the tree tops. Just crazy!

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