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Downrigger weight question

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Just wondering. I have a set of 16# torpedo weight that I got from troutman on here. Does anyone notice a difference between the regular silver weights and ones that are painted black ? Does anyone like the shark weights over the torpedos ? 

 

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I guess I wasnt very clear in what I was asking. Does anyone that paints the torpedo weights see any difference in catch rates. Wondering if being silver scares fish 

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Paint one and not the other.....On my boat, everything that isn't intended to catch fish is black (weights, dipsys...).  Not sure if it has any real effect, but who knows.

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I paint my rigger weights black, but I have no idea if my catch rate would increase, decrease, or stay the same if I left them unpainted.

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Chrome sharks when it’s sunny and black sharks when it’s early or overcast.

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I paint my rigger weights black, but I have no idea if my catch rate would increase, decrease, or stay the same if I left them unpainted.
I know it wouldn't change the return on the sonar but with the 16# torpedos I get such a big line on fishfinder. Do I need to fish smaller weights til there is too much blowback and then use the torpedos? Or is that a sonar issue ? Running lowrance elite Ti with the totalscan transducer

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3 minutes ago, prayingmantis said:

I know it wouldn't change the return on the sonar but with the 16# torpedos I get such a big line on fishfinder. Do I need to fish smaller weights til there is too much blowback and then use the torpedos? Or is that a sonar issue ? Running lowrance elite Ti with the totalscan transducer

Sent from my SM-G892A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
 

 

At certain depths & certain speeds, you will see your rigger weights. I run 12# torpedos. Sometimes I can see them on my sonar, sometimes I can't. I run a Humminbird 1198 and a Lowrance HDS 9 Gen 3 with a 50/200/455/800 HDI skimmer transducer.

 

In other words, don't change your rigger weights. You're not doing anything wrong.

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Just turn your sensitivity down. I can go from a thin green line (weak signal) to dark red (hard return) with the turn of the dial.

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