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How deep does a number 2 planer go?

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Asked by: Colleen Johnson

Now, here’s the tricky math: For every 2 feet of planer line deployed, the planer goes down 1 foot. So, with 50 feet of line out, expect the planer to ride 25 feet down.

How deep will a number 1 planer go?

Sea Striker Fishing Planers feature a durable stainless blade with a large brass ring for your lure and a stainless ring as a tow point. Available in sizes #1 through #4. Will reach depths from 5′ to 35′ depending upon your trolling speed.

How do you set the depth of a planer board?

It's a gold top Gold muffin bandit and the depth that we're fishing the precision purling app tells us that we should be putting this bait out to about 85 feet. So we reset the line counter reel to 0.

How do you rig a planer for trolling?

So snap swivel goes on the ring on the planer. And then other snap swivel. On the back side of it. And basically the way this is going to work you're going to put it in the water.

How do planers work fishing?

Planers have a simple, innovative design that uses water pressure to drive the baits deep. A sliding ring helps the planer dive deep by angling the silver plate downward like a plug. When you get a bite, they “trip” and the bait or fish rise to the surface. We usually pull two planers in our normal spread.

How deep does a number 6 planer go?

approximately 25 feet

Pulled 100 feet back on 100-pound Power-Pro, the #6 carries baits down approximately 25 feet.

How fast can you troll a planer?

It works over a wide range of trolling speeds, from slow-trolling with natural baits to pulling artificials up to 15 mph.

How do you fish with planer boards?

You're going to come to the back clip here you want to leave a little bit of a bow the line snap. That back clip. The reason for that bow in the line is for that planar board to work with the tattle.

How do you troll with planer boards?

For day of trolling. The process starts with laying out your planer lines and these guys do it a little bit different than some laughs. We lay them out early. So we're just checking them all stretched

Can you use planer boards with bottom bouncers?

Can you use planer boards with bottom bouncers? Yes, you can use planer boards for trolling with bottom bouncers. But keep in mind that if you’re using a crawler harness, you may end up losing some fish if the walleye bite is timid, since you can’t reel in the line fast enough to react to these bites.

How do you set a planer for fishing?

Most of the time when you're trolling a planer you are going for fish with teeth. So it's wise to have your lures hooked onto a short piece of wire wire gauges come in all different sizes.

How do you make a poor man’s downrigger?

You're going to need two plastic two plastic or stainless steel thimbles. You're going to need three 1.6 millimeter crimps if the line doesn't fit in a 1.6 millimeter you can go to 1.9.

Should I troll with or against the tide?

Most species can be caught by trolling both with the tide and against it. However, trolling upcurrent has worked better for me, probably because it gives me better control over the boat and the lure. Also, most fish face into the current.

Can you fish while boat is moving?

Trolling is a method of fishing where one or more fishing lines, baited with lures or bait fish, are drawn through the water. This may be behind a moving boat, or by slowly winding the line in when fishing from a static position, or even sweeping the line from side-to-side, e.g. when fishing from a jetty.

How far behind the boat should I troll?

20 feet to 150 feet

Bait Position and Distance Behind Boat



Proper distance for most boats will be anywhere from 20 feet to 150 feet behind your boat. Whether you have inboard diesel or outboard gas engines, your power dictates the distance you troll your baits and lures.