Trolling

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by weebrio, May 17, 2007.

  1. weebrio

    weebrio New Member

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    I have a question, is puting a rod in a holder and running the troling motor while trailing a lure out the back of the boat considerd fishing?
    I see boats with lots of rod holders, and they are heavy duty as well, like the fish is going to strike while the rod is in the holder.
     
  2. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    yep thats how it works.when using more than 1 rod you can either put on the clicker or leave the reel in gear and hope the fish hooks its self.
     

  3. rich-online

    rich-online New Member

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    You've just described the normal method for trolling in saltwater fishing.

    -- Rich
     
  4. weebrio

    weebrio New Member

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    Good, I am going to try that.
     
  5. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Also, even if you're anchored and have out several rods, you better have a good rod holder or a big blue is liable to take it away along with your rod & reel.
     
  6. Chrisingeorgia

    Chrisingeorgia New Member

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    You'll have a good chance of hooking into some stripers that way as well. I've never had any luck trolling for cats though. I usually just drift over cover or submerged river channels.
     
  7. Coloman

    Coloman New Member

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    I have used the ele. trolling motor to " drift" when there is no wind or current. Sometimes it works better than wind or current, because you can "drift" in a circle a round a hump.