When downrigger fishing, do you really know exactly how deep you are fishing?
Despite the fact that downrigging is called “controlled depth fishing,” there’s some room for error here.
Say you’re out on some large reservoir chasing kokanee. You’re dragging a chartreuse Needlefish behind a 4/0 dodger. The whole rig’s running 35 feet behind the downrigger ball. On your graph, you notice a school of fish at 50 feet and you drop your weight down to 48 feet so you’ll be just above the fish and in their collective window of vision.
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