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Earlier this year I rigged up my boat with two manual downriggers but haven't had the chance to use them yet and am getting the itch to give it a shot out in the basin areas. I am planning a trip in late June/early July and was wondering if anyone tried trolling with downriggers & raps on Kab/Nam or am I better off leaving the new toys at home?

Also for those that have been up this year - If I come on a Sun/Mon afternoon - will I have trouble finding a campsite? I am hoping that most will be open after clearing out for the weekend.

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I ran into a guy on Nam a couple of years ago who had downriggers. He said he and his friends never fish shallower than 40 feet, but mostly on the Canadian side. I've done some fishing with deep cranks down to 35 feet on long lines and caught fish, but not consistently. So yes, downriggers can work on Namakan but that's all the help I can offer.

I always arrive on Monday or Tuesday and never have trouble getting a campsite. Can't say for Sunday as I don't think I've ever been there on a Sunday.

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Thanks for the info - I think we may have met a few years ago over Memorial day at Peterson point as you were heading home.

I think I will bring them along likely just get them dialed in and figure out what I am doing. I don't like fishing that deep for eyes, I have fed a few pelicans some big fish that needed to be released. Maybe stick with long lines - just gets tricky with the rocky shorelines.

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