planer boards

Discussion in 'OHIO LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by creekchub, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. creekchub

    creekchub New Member

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    has any one uesed planner boards to drift?if so any tips on them for me
     
  2. BAM

    BAM New Member

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  3. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    If you're going to be drifting at the same speed as the current, planer boards won't work; there has to be a difference in speed between your rod and the current. So, if you use a trolling motor to make your boat go slower than the current, there's your difference in speed; they will work. But floating downstream at the same speed as the current is the same as sitting still in a lake as far as planer boards go.
     
  4. creekchub

    creekchub New Member

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    thanks guys. i fish in lakes when i'm drifting.my poles tend to bunch together.i'm trying to space them out
     
  5. ittybittykitty

    ittybittykitty New Member

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    I've tried planer board drifting on the lake. I don't drift fast enough for my boards to work. Mine need to be going a bit above 1 mph. to work. Somebody might know of some that work at slower speeds. I sometimes use longer (9-11') rods to get the baits out farther. However, I haven't found that I catch any more fish than when I use my 6'ers.