using planer boards

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by cliff n york, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. cliff n york

    cliff n york New Member

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    is it possible to use a planner board, in a fast current to position a kat bobber out from your boat while you are tyed to a tree?:confused2:
     
  2. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Yea, or trolley rig multiple lines.
     

  3. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    Hadn't thought of trolling rigs.
    So much to learn around here.
    thanks
     
  4. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Making sure we're talking about the same thing.
    Not trolling, Trolley.
     
  5. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    Yeah
    Ability to put several lines out along a trunk line.
    Do you just use a swivel as the slide or the closepin like device?
     
  6. Michael Jake

    Michael Jake New Member

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    They work well Cliff… I made my own and use it on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers… haven’t run a kat bobber off of it but have used it with up to 12 oz. sinkers and everything worked as it should. Caught a 39 inch blue below a lock and dam this summer off of one… I let out the planer, then drop my line to the desired depth, hook it to the clip and let it go to run out to the planer and leave it there… the heavy duty clip was enough to hold the line as well as set the circle hook before releasing, then the clicker started to sound off.
     
  7. bobs bait

    bobs bait New Member

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    hey guys you can go to lake norman striper swipers web site there is a place on the web for making your own planners they are big so you can drag a big bait hope this helps bob
     
  8. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Yea, you got it. Rig like kingfishing off a pier.
    If you are anchored good you can take your sacrificial rod and cast its spiked weight up onto shore.

    Current is going to limit or dictate what you can use for a release device.

    I've wanted to try outriggers on a drift.
    If you are using 15 footers you are making your boat 30+ feet wide.
    Expense is the downside.
    You can get economy outrigger poles priced reasonably. The mounting hardware is expensive. The swivel T top mounts are around 600 bucks a pop.
    I've mentioned this several times and nobody has run with it. I dont know if its expense or that its something used primarily in saltwater and is a totally foreign concept to the freshwater fisherman.
     
  9. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    Cool
    I've tried it solo but not with multiple rigs.
    I'm laid up with a new shoulder so I can't try it now but I can't wait til spring.
    thanks
    just
     
  10. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    Wouldn't know how to rig for kingfishing off a pier if it bit me in the butt.