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  1. Hi I'm I'm looking for some advice on trolling. I'm new to trolling, went out on my buddy's boat on Tuesday on the bay and got skunked. He is mostly new to trolling as well. We set out 3 rods, 2 with umbrella rigs and one with a parachute rig. No bites. We were getting plenty of hits on his fish finder at varying depths, mostly between 20-30ft. I'm wondering if we are getting the rigs down deep enough. Here is the set up we were using: 3 levelwind reels spooled w/ 65lb braid on 6'6" boat rods, 1 larger (probably 14‐16in across) umbrella with a 12in shad trailer (probably 6oz?) and a 4oz inline sinker placed about 18" in front. 1 smaller (12in?) umbrella with a 6in shad trailer (4oz) and no added weight. 1 parachute rig, 6oz and 4oz i believe w/ no added weight. We varied our trolling speed between 3-4 mph. Not sure how much line we were letting out but my guess would be around 100yds for each rod. How much do we need to let out, or how much weight to add, to get down around 20-25ft? I will say that the weather was weird the day we went out, super foggy and no wind until around noon, maybe that had something to do with the lack of bites. But im more inclined to believe we we're doing something wrong. We left out of Edgewater and fished the main channel areas outside Kent Island. Read some things about the water being funky right now from algae, it did look a little reddish in some areas. Anyways, any and all help appreciated! We are newbies just looking to get some fish for the grill! We're headed back out on Monday.
  2. WTS trolling lot. Used maybe once. All in excellent condition. $30 for lot, shipped. Bomber CD 30 Bomber CD 25 Magnum Rapala CD 18 (sinking) Magnum Rapala CD 18 (sinking)
  3. So I have two ocean big game kayaks and I enjoy fishing them. But I want to put a trolling motor on them. I have seen the trolling motor kits that mount in the Rod holders etc but I don’t like the way it looks. I saw somebody with a custom trolling motor that was mounted by a professional and it look very neat and he steered it with foot petals instead of the handle. My question does anybody know of anyone who does this type of installation in New Jersey? I greatly appreciate your help thank you.
  4. WTS two Diawa Great Lakes System 8'6" graphite trolling rods and two Daiwa Sealine Great Lakes 47 LC Reels. Both reels are in excellent condition and both rods are in good condition with normal signs of wear. Meet up in Providence -Cash. Two Rods: $30 for both Two Reels: $30 for both Take Everything: $40 total Happy Holidays
  5. For sale. Never fished. Older version of the Tekota with the beautiful low gear 4.7 ratio. Reel has been serviced because it was dead stock sitting around for a while. During service I had the drag upgraded to Carbontex. Spooled with at least 330 yards of 30lb super slick v2. Box and clamp included. $180 picked up Queens/Nassau. $195 shipped. Price if firm and non negotiable.
  6. (I am new to the forum so please forgive potential rookie mistakes) I have recently acquired a handful of what I believe are deep sea / big game / trolling rods. I have a poor understanding of rods in general and need some help identifying and describing these rods. I have taken what I think are detailed pictures of each rod and written out any identifying marks. Any additional information or keywords to describe the rods would be a huge help! Here are the rods in question: https://imgur.com/a/FQOo95o Fishing Rod 1 - Aftco BillFisher AC80SP 8-93 - Measures 86", 7'2", Removable Aftco Base https://imgur.com/a/PKESAX2 Fishing Rod 2 - Aftco BillFisher AC50D 8-93 - Measures 84", 7' https://imgur.com/a/EVR7kxP Fishing Rod 3 - Seeker SL660XH-6' AR 50-80lb - Measures 6' https://imgur.com/a/Nor0s7r Fishing Rod 4 - Aftco ARS-2M - Measures 6' https://imgur.com/a/3w9PM7Q Fishing Rod 5 - Star Rods Handmade SUS1220HC 12-20lb Line 1/2-3 oz Lure - 6' 6" https://imgur.com/a/QhGtsq1 Fishing Rod 6 - Star Rods Handmade SUS1630HC 16-30lb Line 1-3 1/2 oz Lure - 6' 6" https://imgur.com/a/2XWoeoK Fishing Rod 7 - Fuji Seat Model FPS-D20GS - Measures 82" 6' 10" https://imgur.com/a/Ebx9DKz Fishing Rod 8 - Star Rods Handmade S812HC 8-12lb Line 1/4-3/4 oz Lure - 6' 6" https://imgur.com/a/Wfu972Q Fishing Rod 9 - Fuji Seat Model FPS-D20GS - Measures 82" 6' 10" https://imgur.com/a/Wfu972Q Fishing Rod 10 - Seeker PS85-7'S 20-40lb - Measures 7' https://imgur.com/a/gerQXOP Fishing Rod 11 - Shimano Triton BeastMaster - Measures 66", 5' 6"
  7. Have 3 used trolling plugs 2 manns stretch and a rapala still have plenty of life on them looking for 30 shipped
  8. Hey everyone, Last year was the first year in a boat trolling tube n worm for stripers. Did very well in rivers where depths maxed out at 35' (all the way down to 4') using unweighted tubes with 40-50# braided fishing line. I am wondering if it would be beneficial to add an egg sinker (and what weight to add) for deeper water? Or would it be worth it to get a dedicated lead core setup? Ive seen many posts online that say the tube *needs* to be close to the bottom or close to where the stripers are, but clearly that isn't true from my experience. I'm just wondering if its worth the money to go lead core to get the tube down further, especially if it would help me catch bigger or more fish. Obviously adding a lead weight won't cost much and I'll definitely be trying it out this season. Also, I did not have any luck fishing the ocean (Long Island Sound, CT side) with the tube and worm. Would getting my tube down deeper help in this situation? Fished a few times near reefs and shoreline/structure with no luck. Thanks! Sharing your experiences or adding your input would be very beneficial.
  9. (2) Diawa Sealine 17 reels on Okuma Kokanee 7ft Light action downrigger trolling rods in excellent condition. Reels spooled with 10lb flourocarbon. $115 per combo. 2) Diawa Sealine 27 reels on Okuma 8" 6" 2 piece ML trolling rods. Reels spooled with 8 colors of Suffix Performance 12lb leadcore. $100 per combo. Setups only used 5-6 times in freshwater trolling on Lake Winnipisaukee. Great set ups for trolling for land locked salmon and lake trout. Selling because we sold boat. Prefer to meet in person somewhere in Northeast MA or Southern NH but will ship on buyers dime.
  10. Hey pals, hope everyone is having great times fishing out there. I recently switched up my tactics due to a sharp decline in fish I could produce by the holy and sacred tube and worm method. I picked up a 4 ounce umbrella rig with 4 6 inch swim shads and a single trailing 9 inch swimbait (all in magical chartreuse). When I took to the river and dropped the rig beside the boat to begin trolling a deep and narrow section of a river I realized I had overestimated the strength of myself and the 10 foot surf rod and spinning reel. I felt like I was already fighting the biggest fish of my life as the rig pulled the rod towards the water. Shortly after the rig dropped deeper into the river I felt a sharp tug followed by drag being peeled off the spool. It felt like a fish, but was taking line like I had snagged the bottom. After drifting down current on top of whatever I had hooked, I was able to pull up a lovely 23 inch striped bass. Hooked on the 9 inch swimbait! It was a great feeling to make a conscious self guided change of tactics and be rewarded with a fish for it. I trolled the tube and worm after that and was given one 16 inch fish which I am very thankful for. Next time I go out I plan to invest in a more suitable set up for trolling ridiculously large rigs. Any suggestions for a rod/reel or tips and stories from your own umbrella rig experiences would be welcomed. I’m interested to hear how many others in Maine use this method since I haven’t seen or heard any others discussing. Thanks and happy fishing! Dont forget to release those healthy cows :-)
  11. Hey all, Question, heading out for the first eeling trip of the summer tomorrow. I have a question on the new circle hook regulations... It says... Anglers must use non-offset circle hooks when live-lining or chumming. Anglers must use non-offset circle hooks or "J" hooks when using fish, crabs or worms as bait or when using processed baits while not live-lining or chumming (treble hooks are prohibited). Is trolling a live eel with a weighted rig considered "live-lining"? If so how? We have always used 2 J hooks rigged on a live eel (1 at the head and 1mid body) when trolling snd never gutted a fish let alone hooked any under 19 inches... Opinions?
  12. Hey all, Question, heading out for the first eeling trip of the summer tomorrow. I have a question on the new circle hook regulations... It says... Anglers must use non-offset circle hooks when live-lining or chumming. Anglers must use non-offset circle hooks or "J" hooks when using fish, crabs or worms as bait or when using processed baits while not live-lining or chumming (treble hooks are prohibited). Is trolling a live eel with a weighted rig considered "live-lining"? If so how? We have always used 2 J hooks rigged on a live eel (1 at the head and 1mid body) when trolling snd never gutted a fish let alone hooked any under 19 inches... Opinions?
  13. ************** mojos Has anyone here had any luck trolling one of these on the yak? i like the idea of it for deep trolling when I’m running from point to pointt in deep water at revo 16 speeds thanks
  14. My Friend has a 27 foot Grady white and wants to catch mahi, wahoo, small tuna and the like. I told him to look for lobster pots. Can anyone tell me what depths and temps to look for as I've only done it in the canyon and nearshore I've got mahi randomly. Thx
  15. I am looking for an Avet SXJ 5.3:1 reel for trolling, I am just looking to buy used before I drop the dime on a new one. If anybody has one for sale, please let me know. I will be using it for trolling on a kayak, would also be interested in any other "SMALL" lever drag reels. Thank you.
  16. Anyone troll plugs? If so what?
  17. Hi all, I was wondering about bluefish fishing. I know of locals that troll for them, what is the best setup to use and what type of line? Also, what type of leader material should i use? Steel? Heavy mono? Thanks, saltyfishing01
  18. I am looking to start trolling more this year and would like use spoons more frequently. Do people have more success using these during day or night? Having trouble finding this in previous posts on the sight. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
  19. Would troll responses to a troll thread be trolling or not?
  20. Chartreuse Mann's Stretch 30+, 2oz rainbow slope head (unknown builder), 2.5oz green tattoo slope head, 7 inch green mack rapala magnum minnow w/ plastic lip, and 4.5 inch blue mack rapala w/ metal lip. $50 shipped. All payments accepted.
  21. Diawa 1300 ss long cast with extra spool (bought separately), well used and maintained, no box: $75 shipped Energy 40 w/box, I believe model before current model, fished once in saltwater but otherwise new. Salt exposure removed some of the holographic color around crank - see pic - but otherwise basically unused: $75 shipped Penn 330 GT conventional spooled with leadcore 36#, mono topshot and 50# braid backing, discontinued model but only used few times with box and clamp: $55 shipped. All three $195 shipped. Cash meet up all three for $180. Check or Mo, or cash for local meet up, southern CT fast/easy, SC RI area will be up in next few weeks.
  22. I'm trying to sell my two matching trolling rods and reels, both Penn Slammer SL2050C66 6'6 20-50lb with Penn 113H Special 4/0 Senator High Speeds. Both are spooled with about 400yrds of 50lb Powerpro Depth Hunter. They are both in like new condiotion, used maybe a half dozen times over the last year and washed after each trip. Asking 325$ obo. I am interested in trades, looking for a new inshore rod and reel combo in the 1/2oz-1 1/2oz class. Located in Ocean County, NJ.