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Old 09-26-2015, 09:30 AM   #1
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Looking for tips on trolling from a kayak. I am getting up to speed in my new outback and trying to fine tune trolling. I am having some problems with my lines getting tangled up with the rudder and hung up on the flag or rods in the crate behind the seat. I know that slow turns are important, but I still have problems. Any tips or suggestions? Rods in front or back? Extension rod holders? Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 09-26-2015, 10:53 AM   #2
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1) Keep the rods toward the rear where they pivot less. The bow moves more from side to side bringing your lines in contact with each other easier. The bow also swivels quick on a hookup which will cause more tangles.

2) Stagger your line distances when trolling with two or more lines. Put one close behind the yak and one at least another 20ft past it. This will allow one to pass under the other on your turns instead of bumping into each other.

3) I don't use rod holder extensions but that's just me. many use them and like them. I've used them and they didn't seem to change the outcome of anything. It is nice having the reels higher off of the water, but most of my reels are sealed and I'd rather have the lower angle on the line entry.
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Lots of guys just end up trolling one road. I go back and forth on it. I've lost fish due to trolling two rods. The other thing I'll do sometimes is troll a cig which stays up higher and then I'll troll a diving lure. It stays deep and helps w hangups. I've caught a lot if axe handle Spanish on deep diving lures.
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Old 09-28-2015, 06:06 PM   #4
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Chris nailed it. I dont see how youre getting lines in the rudder unless they are like 5ft behind the kayak!

I personally like rod extensions as the stock Hobie rod holders are too shallow for my liking and dont have gimbals.

I like one bait about 15-20ft behind me and one 30-40ft.
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Old 09-29-2015, 05:54 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies.
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