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Planer Boards

2141 Views 10 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  BigBird
Have read Mac's article on planer boards, thanks Mac. Was just wondering if some of you would share some info about what sizes, types and set ups you use with planer boards. Read where Mac was discussing slinkey weights and carolina rigs with planer boards. Is this a pretty hard setup to work? Any info or ideas are always appreciated.
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Skip, I use to fish with Karl Emerson many years ago on lake Norman who made his own planner boards. They where alot like the ones in this link. United States Catfish Association - How to Build Your own Planer Boards Since then I've been making mine and some others for friends. You can get a wide spread with them at .5 mph. I paint them bright orange so other boaters can seem them. I get alot of rubber necking while fishing. With tight release clips, you don't loose the hold of the boards most of the time if you hit a snag. It's almost like jug fishing in a way. They can be a pain for a short to long while until you get use to them. I won't say they are better than Mac's, but in some ways I'm sure they have some better benifits. I also attach glow sticks to them so I know where they are as well as other boaters. PM me if you have any questions.
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