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Kingfisher

Best downrigging trolling speed

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Kingfisher

When downrigging we see various trolling speeds, some very slow and some seem to be going at least 3 mph. Our best success is when the GPS indicates between 1.7 and 2 mph, running our 8# balls 6 ft. from the bottom. How does this compare with you guys?

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curt quesnell

Kingfisher,<P>I usually run between 2 and 2.5<P>If I am traveling over 2.5 the balls swing<BR>back out of the range of my LMS 350A so I<BR>try to stay there or less.<P>If you meet a boat trolling the opposite <BR>direction of you it seems like they are <BR>really cruizin doesn"t it.<P>I try to keep the balls anywhere from<BR>4 to not more than 6 feet up. <P>How about this? How far back from the <BR>ball are you running. I run 10 feet with<BR>deep divers and 20 feet with shallow divers.<BR>(its fun to fish for fish that don't spook)<P>------------------<BR>Curt Quesnell<BR>NorthCountry Outdoors Radio

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Kingfisher

Curt, Thanks for your response. I run the shallow runners about 25' back from the ball, the deep runners about 15'.

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bajafisher

I use the clip on weights as my 'downriggers'...I find them a lot less hassle than using my Cannon downriggers. (Anybody need another Cannon downrigger?)Real easy to snap on...free spool down...set drag..reel in catch, easy-quick-release snap and boat fish. Troll at 2.0 - 2.8 mph on the gps. Usually use #5 Deeprunners about 20ft back from the 4-6 ounce weight. Very successful with barbless white-jointed Deeprunner as well as blue/orange standbys. Been doing this every good fishing day for 2 1/2 months and have released a huge amount of walleyes.

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Old Guide

bajafisher, sounds like your snap weight system is working well! I'm sure we've passed each other quite afew times north of twin Is..I've got a friend that might buy the cannon. Shoot me a email. Pat<P>------------------<BR><B>Old Guide Charters</B><BR>Lake of the Woods<BR><A HREF="http://fishingmn.com/oldguidecharters/" TARGET=_blank>http://fishingminnesota.com/oldguidecharters/</A><BR>Call Toll Free:1-800-952-(9484)

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