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For those of you that run torpedo weights while trolling, how deep can you target? I troll from my peddle drive kayak. I have 8oz torpedoes, considering getting the 12oz. I want to be able to target 100ft, but the blowback is giving me troubles. Perhaps I should go with a copper setup.Any insight would be great! Thanks

 

 

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I use the 8 oz torpedoes from the yak if I'm not going any deeper than 60-70 feet. 

 

I did some testing with the Fish Hawk TD, and if I remember right with 15 lb braid it was like 280 feet of line to get 100 ft @ 1.5-2.0 MPH on the GPS.

 

I run a 2 lb or 4 llb ball off a Scotty Laketroller down rigger, and the drag is pretty manageable.

 

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I use the 8 oz torpedoes from the yak if I'm not going any deeper than 60-70 feet. 
 
I did some testing with the Fish Hawk TD, and if I remember right with 15 lb braid it was like 280 feet of line to get 100 ft @ 1.5-2.0 MPH on the GPS.
 
I run a 2 lb or 4 llb ball off a Scotty Laketroller down rigger, and the drag is pretty manageable.
 
Thanks! Could you post some pics of the Scotty rigger on your kayak? Was that a hard install?


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Lakertaker,

You may want to consider mooching.  Essentially “power jigging” with the rod in the rod holder....would be very straight forward with a kayak.  Guys on the west coast pound salmon doing this...no one really does it here but I think it’d be very effective especially for staging fish.  Drop that 8oz toropedo down to the bottom with a flasher/meat rig behind it....start pedaling to pull the rig up off the bottom and get it rotating....then pause and let it spin back down.  If u have a fishfinder set up right you can prolly watch the whole thing go down and video game fish them.

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Lakertaker,
You may want to consider mooching.  Essentially “power jigging” with the rod in the rod holder....would be very straight forward with a kayak.  Guys on the west coast pound salmon doing this...no one really does it here but I think it’d be very effective especially for staging fish.  Drop that 8oz toropedo down to the bottom with a flasher/meat rig behind it....start pedaling to pull the rig up off the bottom and get it rotating....then pause and let it spin back down.  If u have a fishfinder set up right you can prolly watch the whole thing go down and video game fish them.

I will look into that, thanks!


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