Re: Inline Boards HELP
Perchmaster I am new to planer boards, although I don't fish the 'big water', and I just bought the same rods and eager to run similar set-ups.
Running the boards using 7 ft heavy rods I too experienced the "hurky jerky" motion of the boards. Usually falling behind the boat then running quickly forward as if to catch up only to drop back again.
I was certain, buying 8'6" "Dipsy Diver" rods by Okuma would help running planers and then (before I could use mine) I see your question. Uh-Ohhhhh, I'm thinking, I sure hope there is someone out there that can help us both.
I've watched ("til blue in the face") and as of yet have not found 'tutorials' that show how to "set-up" planer boards.
Also, the "trolling plate" does that work as expected, I've been thinking of a similar set-up for my 20 horse kicker. Just cannot get that motor to run slower than 2 MPH most of the time.
But I will say this, going backwards (back trolling) while pulling side planers does keep the masses at bay. lol
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