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Old 08-27-2013, 09:25 PM   #1
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Wondering if putting down a few down riggers on edge and bumping in and out of gear does any good? Heard things about it but never tried it
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:13 PM   #2
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Never tried that myself, I troll using the down riggers to get some baits or lures down deep. Every fish you take off a down rigged bait is one caught that never would have happened without the down rigger.
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:17 AM   #3
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Slow trolling live bait on a downrigger at the right depth can be a deadly fish slaying weapon. Unless you want to troll faster with artificials then a planer is the way to go. Downriggers arent good much over 5-6knots. We always catch a ton of fish off the downrigger. Especially when fishing mid day.
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:51 AM   #4
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Have never had my down riggers deployed in the gulf and did not catch something! 4-5 knots if I remember correctly
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