Fishing QuestionsCategory: Downrigger FAQHow to hook up downrigger?
Xyarem R asked 5 months ago
How do you hook up a downrigger cable?

6 Answers
Alex – ProFisherman Staff answered 5 months ago

There are a few different ways to hook up a downrigger. One way is to use a release clip, which attaches the downrigger ball to the line. Another way is to use a weight belt, which attaches the weight to the line. Either way, you’ll need to make sure that the line is secure and won’t come undone while you’re fishing.

Bernard answered 5 months ago
If you’re looking to fish deep, you’ll need a downrigger to get your line and bait down to the proper depth. There are a couple of ways to do this.

One way is to attach the downrigger ball (the weight that will pull your line and bait down) to your fishing line using a release clip. This clip will allow the ball to move up and down the fishing line as you reel it in or let it out.

Another way is to use a weighted trolling sinker in addition to your regular sinker. The trolling sinker attaches directly to your line while the regular sinker attaches to the end of the trolling sinker. This way, as you reel in your line, both sinkers will come up together.

Whichever method you choose, be sure to secure your line well so that it doesn’t come undone while you’re fishing.

Carlos answered 5 months ago
There are a few different ways to attach your downrigger to your boat. One popular method is to use a fishing rod holder and attach the downrigger cable to it.

This will keep the line taunt and help avoid any tangles. You can also use a clamp or U-bolt to fasten the downrigger to a sturdy part of the boat. Whichever method you choose, be sure to securely fasten the downrigger so it doesn’t move around while you’re fishing.

David answered 5 months ago
There are a few different ways to hook up a downrigger. One is to use a release clip, which slips over the line and the weight and allows the line to run freely. The clip attaches to the downrigger cable with a carabiner or clips onto the boat deck. Another way to connect a downrigger is by using a leader and connector.

The leader is a piece of heavy monofilament wire that attaches between the mainline and the weight. The connector, also made of heavy monofilament wire, snaps onto the downrigger cable.

Finally, you can use an inline swivel to attach your main line directly to your downrigger cable. This is usually done with a braided fishing line. No matter which method you choose, make sure the connection is secure before fishing.

Martin Staff answered 5 months ago
There are a few different ways to do this, but the simplest way is to tie a weight (like a cannonball or a large sinker) to one end of the downrigger cable and tie a lure or bait to the other end. The weight will help pull the line down and keep it at the desired depth, while the lure or bait will attract fish.

When fishing from a boat, it’s best to have one person manning the downrigger and another person casting off from the boat. It’s also important to make sure that both devices are properly secured so that they don’t crash into each other on rough seas.

Wilson answered 5 months ago
There are a few things to consider when hooking up a downrigger. First, you’ll need to find the right spot on your boat to mount the downrigger. The spot should be easily accessible and allow for enough room to cast your lines.
You’ll also need to attach a weight, such as a sinker, to the end of your line in order to sink it deep enough into the water.

Next, you’ll need to tie off your line to the downrigger. There are typically two ways to do this – either by tying a loop around the post and then tying off the loop or by using a clamp (also called a ‘harpoon clip’). Finally, you’ll need to attach your lure or bait to the end of the line.

Once everything is hooked up, you’re ready to start fishing!

If you have any questions about fishing with a downrigger, feel free to ask them in the comments section below.