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been a few yrs since i have been out just bought another boat and its all setup 

my question is  with the water clarity how far behind the down riggers

are  you running your lines?

thanks

a few years back i was running 45-60' behind . i remember the day when u only had to run about 15' ...oh dating myself i guess .

any info for current water conditions would be appreciated.

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This time of year we run 10-15ft back. Sometimes run them tighter like 6-8 if trying to avoid tangles with current etc
Each day presents diff so you may need to adjust
Longer like 30-50 in early spring king water


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Well I’m sure there are a lot more technical answers out there but we don’t change ours due to clarity. We do change due to depth and time of yr. so in spring we run long leads. This time of yr our general rule of thumb is the deeper we run our gear the tighter our leads. If we are running gear pretty shallow our leads increase.


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18 hours ago, Pa223 said:

This time of year we run 10-15ft back. Sometimes run them tighter like 6-8 if trying to avoid tangles with current etc
Each day presents diff so you may need to adjust
Longer like 30-50 in early spring king water


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Agree 100%. this time of the year (summer time)  we are usually fishing down around 100', i keep mine 10' back at the longest. If I'm above 75' fishing depth, then i let them back a little further. 

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