RC boat bait placer

Discussion in 'Misc Fishing Tackle Talk' started by xnmcclurex, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. xnmcclurex

    xnmcclurex Active Member

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    i have a small remote control boat that i never use, i wanted to use it to place by baits out to where i cant cast, i wanted to put a clip on it so that it would release under a certain pressure. any ideas?:cool2:
     
  2. D_Weezy

    D_Weezy Active Member

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    I used a piece of spring steel wire from the hobby shop. I put it through the back of the boat and bent the end. I connected it with epoxy putty on the inside and outside. I then bent the other end and added a down-rigger release clip. Check out my images on pages 2 and 3 for pictures.
    http://www.catfish1.com/gallery/browseimages.php?do=member&imageuser=3873
     

  3. TheRiverRat

    TheRiverRat New Member

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    haha, good idea i wouldhave never thought of that......RAT
     
  4. xnmcclurex

    xnmcclurex Active Member

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    thanks dale, thats a good idea
     
  5. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    down rigger release is a good idea, maybe a clothes pin could also work
     
  6. mintaka

    mintaka Well-Known Member

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    This is something I've wanted to try for a long time! Although what I would do is place my reel into free spool and pilot the boat a tad beyond my destination and lock the spool. Hypothetically , the bait would slide out and fall to the bottom or wherever.
     
  7. D_Weezy

    D_Weezy Active Member

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    That's what I do. I put my bait caster into free spool, send the bait out to where I want it, engage the reel and then power the boat up some more, to release the bait. The bait pops free and then I bring the boat back.
     
  8. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    now does this work when using live bait(sunnies) or are these baits too active to have on the rc boats?
     
  9. xnmcclurex

    xnmcclurex Active Member

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    i think if you keep the bait as close to the surface as possible it will be hard for it to swim
     
  10. D_Weezy

    D_Weezy Active Member

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    I use live bluegill and give them just enough line to keep them in the water (6"-8"). I hook them in the mouth, out through a nostril. The RC boat has way more power than a sunfish.
     
  11. cavereric

    cavereric New Member

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    that is so awsome what a great idea.
     
  12. fishin magician

    fishin magician New Member

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    if your remote has the extra channel and u have an extra slot on your reciever you could rig an extra servo on the outside of the boat and then release the line exactly were u want to with the flip of a switch on your remote control.