Trolling and Down Riggers - What Works ?

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Trolling and Down Riggers - What Works ?

#1 Post by Willie12345 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:27 am

I was wondering if anyone out there does any trolling and uses down riggers on their toon ? I'd like to do some fishing in Northern Idaho and interested in how others have fixtured down riggers to their toon ....... and if they added a small "kicker motor" to power the boat over large bodies of water ?

I've seen one or two adapters for mounting down riggers on a toon, but they seemed a bit pricey to me. Is there a simple DIY approach ?

It's common to see a 6 to 10 HP "kicker" on a family fishing boat in addition to a main engine. Would the same size kicker work on a toon ?

Thanks in advance for the help.

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