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Need advice and opinion from deep droppers....

DAHOGKILLADAHOGKILLA Posts: 291 Deckhand
I've been deep drop fishing for the past couple years, and everytime I learn something new. At this point I've come up with the idea that more hooked baits down=more fishing possibilities. I am thinking of using 2 deep drop rods at once. I've seen other boats in the bahamas doing this.

I need input from people who have done this.

Is it too much trouble or work?
Is it worth it, does it really produce more bites=fish in cooler?
How exactly should each rig be dropped to avoid tangling?

My boat is a walkaround with 8'6" beam so you all have an idea of separation of rods.

Thanks in advance for all inputs, greatly appreciated.
BIG BOY FISHING TEAM
MIAMI, FL

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  • Plastered2850Plastered2850 Posts: 1,842 Captain
    I fish with 2 down all the time put 1 down then drop
    the next one . I drift so you have to lay baits on
    bottom for awile then pick up some and drop again.
    Nice in bahamas usualy stay straight up and down
    not as much current as here. 2 rods is the way to go.
  • FWCSnookFWCSnook Posts: 886 Officer
    Most guys fishing two rods will stem what little current there is over there. Drop one rod port and starboard, and be sure to keep it straight up and down. Use a different light on each to see which is working better.

    Definately do-able. Just be sure your system can handle two electrics going at the same time under load. Unless you're hand cranking, then nevermind.
  • GT FishGT Fish Posts: 9,448 Officer
    I fish with 2 down all the time put 1 down then drop
    the next one . I drift so you have to lay baits on
    bottom for awile then pick up some and drop again.
    Nice in bahamas usualy stay straight up and down
    not as much current as here. 2 rods is the way to go.
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  • DAHOGKILLADAHOGKILLA Posts: 291 Deckhand
    Thanks for all the opinions everyone!!!

    I'm definitely going to start planning on purchasing another electric motor thanks to all these motivating posts.

    Im planning on using two rods for yelloweyes and other species in the 500-900ft range, and when fishing for deeper waters 1000-1600ft I'll drop the second rod when I retrieve the first one up.

    Can't wait....
    BIG BOY FISHING TEAM
    MIAMI, FL
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