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MWard4400

Downrigging cable noise question

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I also asked this question on "Lake Of The Woods" fourm too.

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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It does happen. I haven't found anything to stop it yet, and it hasn't seemed to affect fish catching at all.

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That "HUM" is generally just the sound of Downriggers runnign at the right speed. Just the vibration you get when you are running at decent speeds. I know in Alaska, if you don't hear the hum you aren't rigging right.

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Thanks for the response guys.... I guess I am not insane. (Maybe).. LOL smirk.gif

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