HELP! I’m new to the art of trolling and could use all the help I can get. At the main gap last night and boaters were catching plenty of Kings and yet I didn’t have a single hit (again). Bad luck? I don’t think so..been working at it all summer trolling the gaps and also 50 to 80 fow north of Milw with 2 kings in over 20 outings. Here’s my setup and please feel free to lol. I have 16’ boat with a Merc 60hp and have been told it idles at about 2.5mph? I use 2 poles with 3 1/4” Dipsey Divers (#0), 20lb fluorocarbon line 48” long to 6” chrome dodgers (#00). From there about 42” of line with size 12 snap swivels. I clip on various Pro King Magnum spoons, size 5 J-plugs and also have tried Howie Flies. In the gaps I run about 35' to 45' of line and as much as 70 to 80ft in the deeper water. The dipsey’s are set all the way right and left to maximize distance away from boat but seem to still run in line with boat? Do I need to use planner boards too? The 2 Kings I’ve caught have both been on spoons. One in 60’ fow and one in the gap.
I know the dispeys are getting deep enough and from what I’ve read the setting I’m using is suppose to move them out away from the boat but I feel that may not be enough so I picked up a few planner boards and plan to try that next? Any advice from fisherman experienced in trolling for salmon and trout in Milwaukee area would be much appreciated