small boat outriggers
Posted May 28 2009 - 04:02 PM
Posted May 28 2009 - 07:28 PM
Also saw somekind of housing made from PVC pipe somewhere on the web. looked pretty nasty.
19 foot bay boat that I do this out of. gives me plenty of water covarage. 2 out the sides, 1 on the down rigger, 1 straight off stern way back past the prop wash...
Posted May 28 2009 - 08:38 PM
Posted May 28 2009 - 09:25 PM
'93 Stamas Liberty 288 with twin E-TEC 225's
Posted May 29 2009 - 07:07 AM
I'll take God and guns, you can keep Obama.
Posted May 29 2009 - 09:03 AM
When I had my "big" boat, a Chris 25 Sea Skiff, I installed a pair because I thought every boat of that size needed them. I'm trying to remember if I ever caught anything because of them. I trolled a lot of wire then, and I used side pole riggers and eleven foot wire line rods to spread the set. I think that long rods placed in flat line holders work equally as well as outriggers, at least in NJ where I did most of my fishing. You're certainly not going to be fishing marlin off shore with your rig.
Many ( maybe most) of the pelagics we caught back then were caught on flat lines pinned down against the transom. and running a wave or two back in the wake. I still occasionally use that technique in the fall when trying to locate little tunny to throw flies to, though I seldom troll anymore.
So...the outriggers looked good, but were essentially unused on that boat.
Posted May 29 2009 - 09:07 AM
Originally Posted by dlevitt
YOu might also want to consider something called an outrodder. I bought a set on ebay. Search item # 310144747715 and you'll see what I mean.
I use this all the time. Love it. Don't waste your money on an outrigger for that boat.
Posted June 04 2009 - 03:51 PM