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Chrisc54

is it possible to troll for bottom fish without a downrigger? and maybe just a heavy 6 oz banna weight, going really slow? has anyone used this method



thanks
G.A.

why not. i adjust my depth trolling in lakes with speed. obviously slower drops more...
Fish'n BC

Yes that is usualy the prefered method for flatfish (flounder, sole etc). A dropshot type sinker seems more common, but the banana weight would work. Need to troll very slow, use about a 5 foot leader with a spinner and hook (number 2 to 4) tipped with a sea worm or other sutable bait (herring strip pieces would work). While slow trolling about 6 " off the bottom: slowly lift the rod up and down so that the weight bumps the bottom (like you might do for halibut).

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