Fishing Downrigger FAQ

Fishing downriggers are trolling devices that are used to help fishermen more effectively target fish at specific depths.

They typically consist of a metal frame with a line-release mechanism and lead weight, along with a cable that is attached to the lure or bait. The downrigger is then lowered into the water until it reaches the desired depth, at which point the release mechanism is triggered and the line-release mechanism allows the cable to spool out from the downrigger. This causes the lure or bait to be pulled behind the boat at a specific depth.

By using downriggers, fishermen can troll lures or baits at precise depths, making it easier to stay in the strike zone of fish. In addition, downriggers can also be used to help fight against currents, allowing fishermen to present their baits and lures more effectively. Overall, fishing downriggers can be a valuable tool for any serious fisherman looking to up his or her game.

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What is a downrigger?
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How to install downriggers on aluminum boat?
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How to mount a downrigger on a fiberglass boat?
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How to use a downrigger for trout?
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How heavy downrigger weight?
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What size downrigger weight should I use?
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How does a downrigger work?
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Can you troll without a downrigger?
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How to set up downriggers for salmon?
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How to rig a downrigger?
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How to troll deep water without downriggers?
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How to use a downrigger?
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How to reset Scotty downrigger counter?
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How to install Scotty electric downriggers?
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How to reset line counter on Cannon downrigger?
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How to hook up downrigger?
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How do downriggers work diagram?
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