Speed for setting up crawler harnesses
3/10/16 @ 2:59 PM
I mostly troll crankbaits but just started trolling crawler harnesses the past two years. My question is when setting out multple boards, say 3 on each side, do you speed up when you are setting up? It seems that if you are running in lines or using the 50/50 method a 1 ounce sinker will be dragging bottom at 1 mph before all the line is out and board is desired distance from boat. My fear is that by the time the end boards are out they are being devoured by gobies. Thanks for the feedback.
4/13/16 @ 9:05 AM
3/21/16 @ 2:04 PM
I usually do speed up a bit. So if we are planning to run around 1 mph, I will set up around 1.5 or 2.0 mph. Faster to set up and less chance of hitting bottom, getting weeds or round gobi's (Green Bay). But like others have said, use a 1 oz inline weight.
3/11/16 @ 3:33 PM
I clip the board on, put the rod in the holder, turn clicker OFF and lastly, back the drag off just enough for line to pull off the reel against the drag while still propelling the board forward. Works great. Grab another rod and repeat. Hint...make darn sure to tighten the drag when you get the board the desired distance from the boat. I think you can understand why.
3/11/16 @ 9:39 AM
3/10/16 @ 9:29 PM
I usually just send line out a little at a time until desired Depth is reached. It takes awhile to set up but nothing about harnesses is fast. I personally try as much possible to stay away from harnesses cause I hate crawlers and I feel its boring as $#!+ But sometimes its the only thing they are bitting on