winderbill wrote: »
Got me there. I'm content to handline the last 25' or so. Look, I'm the first to concede that this system is not for everyone. It's basically a lazy man's way to put keeper gags in the box. The challenge lies in getting the lure in the zone and enticing a strike. Once the fish is on, it's simply a slow steady retrieve...no setting the hook and definitely NO pumping!
Can you educate me on why you use planers instead of deep diving plug? Trolling for grouper pretty common practice here in north Florida (Saint Marks). I'm asking because I never even thought about using them on bottom fish. I've always just used plugs out to 50' of water. A standard setup consist of 50lb braid tied to a 10' section of 50lb leader. If we troll deeper than 40' then I'll drop down to a 5' section of 30lb leader. The braid allows the plug to dive much deeper due to the thinner diameter creating less water resistance. Using a 40lb mono main line we are limited to depths of 35' and less. Anyways, I'm always looking for new techniques and ways to improve.