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Copper down the chute

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I fish a 19 foot aluminum and run it that way... Always pull it in when I'm doing a turn so not to mess with dipseys

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They can run fine that way but length can be a factor depending on other stuff out.

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when the fishing is slow we like to run a chute rod of some sort seem to get more fish when we have one in the way.  

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As long as there arent alot of boats out that is how I run mine.  1 imbecile turning behind you will take that copper with them.

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I’m no expert in running chute copper but when I do I clip a stern planer on the backer. Then if I need it out of the way I can just drop it back a ways and it’s always fishing.


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The stern planer is a good idea and it becomes quickly evident when making adjustments; especially when you have to clear other lines for an unruly king:lol: I never run longer than a 300 copper

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I can almost guarantee you, if you tangle up that copper with a popped dipsey line ... you'll never do it again. LOL.

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What I do down the chute is attached a large pike ball flouresent orange or chartreuse where braided meets the copper . When we hook up on dipseys or down riggers I let line out on copper so it is far back, then real it in where it was after fish is landed. Of course thats the only copper I have out at the time.

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If the fish is running at all or has any size we pull it good chance to change lures. If we are not in a derby the shoot rod will often be something less than 300 out either a short core or a torpedo diver or even a thumper type set up

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2 hours ago, cheeseyrider said:

What I do down the chute is attached a large pike ball flouresent orange or chartreuse where braided meets the copper . When we hook up on dipseys or down riggers I let line out on copper so it is far back, then real it in where it was after fish is landed. Of course thats the only copper I have out at the time.

That is a good idea!

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4 hours ago, TyeeTanic said:

I can almost guarantee you, if you tangle up that copper with a popped dipsey line ... you'll never do it again. LOL.

Yeah, I run my copper down the chute almost exclusively, but I quickly turned a 300' copper into a 175' copper and shortened a wire line by about the same distance that exact way Tyee mentioned. Just pull out the cutters and start snipping. There is no undoing that mess.

Barring that mess though, I find if we move the copper out to a triple tree when fighting another fish we're usually OK. Sometimes with bigger fish you need to get that copper in ASAP though.

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I run a chute rod on every trip. Does it get it the way? Yes, but it catches fish. We tend to reel it in if we get a good king on to avoid the threat of tangles.

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I run a 300 or 400 copper chute rod all the time. It can Get tricky but puts alot of extra fish in the boat. You will get tangles....but what rod doesn't? Move it to opposite side when fighting fish on other rods...or pull it if u get an unruly one on. No big deal. I have more issues with using boards than running a chute rod. Another advantage of the chute rod is it let's me know any time theres a cross current or I'm turning too fast.


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I agree w the church board comment as well. Caught two kings yesterday on that set up. The only thing I would add is get the one that has the yellow release. So much better IMO.

These can pull a horse. I love them. So simple.

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The absolute best way to run copper is on outriggers and offshore planer boards ... if a fish is on, it comes off the clip and you are fighting only the fish.

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What model will pull 400 foot of copper and release.

The absolute best way to run copper is on outriggers and offshore planer boards ... if a fish is on, it comes off the clip and you are fighting only the fish.


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On 6/25/2020 at 12:56 PM, wrinklestar said:

That is a good idea!

 

On 6/25/2020 at 12:56 PM, wrinklestar said:

That is a good idea!

What is a pike ball?  I assume a large bobber. Excuse my ignorance.    Love coppers 

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