SALT WATER TROLLING TIPS
trolling speed is between 7-9 mph depending on the seas. The general
rule of thumb is to keep the lures as close to the boat as possible
without pulling them out of the water. You will see a recognizable
pattern to the lures when they are being trolled properly.
Keep in mind
the shape of the lure's head...we run bullet nose lures close to the
boat because they have much less bounce than do other lures. Jet heads
or any type of concave head (bubble makers) should be put back a little
farther, out in the calmer water so that the bubbles they produce will
be seen, and will in turn attract the targeted species of fish. Birds,
daisy chains, or other attractors should be placed the farthest back in
your pattern, or run them on the outriggers or shotgun.
the sea is calm, or if the bite is slow I recommend speeding the boat
up a bit. Keep in mind the difference in speed will require a lure
pattern adjustment. Spreader bars don't have to be a hassle - our
spreader bars are equipped with a ball bearing swivel in the last lure
where we attach a release clip.