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Dredge fishermen!!!

I was wondering what y'all think of this product. They aren't taking orders yet but will be in time for Christmas... I've used several different methods and this seems to solve many of the issues associated with dragging dredges from a center console and may have some benefits for those fishing sportys... Check it out

And yes I am affiliated


  • saltyseniorsaltysenior Posts: 868 Officer
    good idea,but one must remember that outboards do not raise fish trolling as good as an inboard boat..
  • GRSCGRSC Posts: 942 Officer
    Any affiliation? I see this post on multiple forums.
  • Osprey45Osprey45 Posts: 1,000 Officer
    Yea he is affiliated why not just admit it in the original post.:troll
  • CaribbeanCowboyCaribbeanCowboy Posts: 53 Greenhorn
    Yes I'm affiliated...
  • Captain DaveCaptain Dave Posts: 3,392 Captain
    If the dredge boom stays forward of your riggers (while the riggers are out in the trolling position), no problem, but you'd need a rod holder in that specific spot on each gunnel. If that boom is aft of the outriggers while the riggers are in the trolling position, that will be a nightmare trying to properly utilize your rigger baits.

    Also, how much weight can the boom handle? Can it consistently handle the weight of double or triple 36" dredges with 3 ounces of weight under each mullet chin?

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  • CaribbeanCowboyCaribbeanCowboy Posts: 53 Greenhorn
    Dave thanks for your questions... we have found that placement forward of the outrigger halyard is the best spot, slightly behind, directly under the rigger, or slightly forward. Your right that keeping it in this position helps limit crowding when resetting a rigger bait. But this all depends on how your boat is setup... what position works best on our boat may not be ideal on yours. Another reason we like ours setup there is they are easily accessible by anyone at the helm. This allows the cap to clear the dredges and the crew to deal with the fish...

    As far as working load... Well two things I'd like to comment on. First off the booms are engineered to withstand far more drag than a triple spreader setup produces at excessive fishing speeds. Second, If you've noticed the support cable, that was added to our design to support the forces exerted on the rod butt and the rod holder. The booms themselves are not in jeopardy Of breaking without them. Also, we chose to use aluminum alloy 6463 which increased our thresholds form standard marine aluminum.

    I'll be in Florida with a few samples during the middle of January if you want to put them through the ringer? I'm in town for business but would would love to bait and switch some sails and show you what these things are capable of!!!!!!
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