Are downriggers worth it?
Downriggers are an efficient way to put live bait and lures in precise zones of the water column, and all anglers know that being in the right depth leads to more fish in the box. Downriggers are consistently used to target king mackerel, amberjack, cobia, grouper, among others.
How fast can you troll with a downrigger?
Downrigger 2.0: 4 to 7 knots
Now, if you’re pulling dead baits at 4 to 7 knots, you don’t have to part with your downrigger, but you’ll need a different setup if you want to get a bait deep. A downrigger ball—especially on thick mono—won’t cut it.
What lures to use with downrigger?
Downrigger Fishing For Lake Trout
Get your rods set up by rigging up a sling blade attractor to a 2-foot fluorocarbon leader tied onto a quality lure like a 1-3/4-inch Mack’s Lure Cripplure Spoon or a Humdinger Lure.