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I just bought 2 cannon sport troll downriggers.Are they big enought to use in the ocean? How heavy of a weight should I get? What other things do I need. (release clips) what kind. I got these for $99.99 each?
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Ron

[ 08-18-2003, 10:57 AM: Message edited by: trap50 ]
 

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I also like the Scotty releases, but the ones made by offshore are really good too (medium releases in the yellow package). I'd go with the 12 lb. balls - in a good current, they really plane out behind the boat if they are any lighter. Also, you should get 250 feet of cable. If you want to fish near the bottom in 175 feet of water, you'll need over 200 feet of cable to get down there while trolling.

Oh yeah - several times I've had silvers come up and take a whack at the chartruese tip on the scotty releases when they are hanging next to the boat. I should probably just clip the hook right in the release and put them down about 2 feet for silvers :laugh:

[ 08-18-2003, 01:24 PM: Message edited by: Killertraylor ]
 

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When you mount the downriggers on your boat, set them along the sides as far back to the stern as possible where you will still have good access. I learned this one the hard way. After mounting my downriggers where I thought was a convient location, I had to move them back after one time out fishing.
 
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