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Keuka Sunday 23rd - question for trollers

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I saw several boats out trolling during the FLTA tourney Sunday on Keuka. One I noticed was running two sets of planer boards. I thought those were mainly for winter/spring after the lake turns over and fish are in the top 20-30 feet. I'm curious if they were running lures deeper off of them somehow, or conversely were picking up fish higher up?  Not a troller myself, just curious.

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A couple weeks ago I trolled with boards by the state park , spoons 30 feet down on leadcore, got 6 lakers and a smallmouth, I was surprised lakers were hitting up that high


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I saw several boats out trolling during the FLTA tourney Sunday on Keuka. One I noticed was running two sets of planer boards. I thought those were mainly for winter/spring after the lake turns over and fish are in the top 20-30 feet. I'm curious if they were running lures deeper off of them somehow, or conversely were picking up fish higher up?  Not a troller myself, just curious.

I am sure they were running copper or leadcore off the planer boards. We run them year around


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I can attest to the fact that they work. I have fished with him using those boards, and they are brute double boards. After watching him repeatedly, I have yet to fully figure out his deployment and retrieval technique. It is very different than mine or anyone else that I know (or have known) and I've run them for about 50 years:lol:. I can understand why he isn't trying to explain it here.It is truly sweet to watch in action though. I'll run (4) 5 leader rigs at a time,but I won't be trying Jason's method anytime soon despite its high degree of effectiveness...something about an old dog and new tricks....I've gotten into enough rig messes over the years to know when to play it safe and go with the familiar:lol:.  I can say that you probably won't be able to find boards that pull weight the way his do; including Amish boards.

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There is another guy in trollers association that runs rigs off otter boards aswell. Interesting to see it done and not easy to duplicate. Yet highly effective. Makes those high water column leaders more productive being away from boat aswell 

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