Fishing QuestionsCategory: Downrigger FAQHow to use a downrigger?
Venadw M asked 2 years ago
How to use downriggers?
How to downrigger fish?
How to fish downriggers?

6 Answers
Alex – ProFisherman Staff answered 2 years ago
The first step is to select the appropriate weight for your downrigger. The most common weights used are 10, 12, 16, and 20 pounds. These weights can be increased or decreased depending on the fish you are targeting and the depth of water you are fishing in. Generally, the heavier the weight, the deeper you will be able to fish.

Next, attach your downrigger clip to your fishing line. There are two different types of downrigger clips: release clips and locking clips. DownRigger Saltwater Levelwind Aluminum Reel with Optional Release ClipThe locking clip is attached to your line first and then inserted into the downrigger release mechanism. Once it is locked in place, it cannot be released until you pull on the line to release it. This is the most common type of clip used by anglers.

The release clip is attached to your fishing line and then inserted into the downrigger release mechanism. It can be released at any time by simply pulling on the tag end of the fishing line. This type of clip is often used by anglers fishing for fish that are known to be line shy, such as trout.

Once your clip is attached, lower your downrigger weight to the desired depth and secure the release mechanism. When you are ready to fish, simply reel in your line until the downrigger weight reaches the surface. Be sure to keep your fishing line tight, as the downrigger weight can act as a brake on your reel if it is not secured properly.

Now that you know how to use a downrigger, get out there and give it a try! You might be surprised at how effective this fishing tool can be. Who knows, you might even catch the fish of a lifetime. Good luck and tight lines!

Bernard answered 2 years ago
A downrigger attaches to your fishing boat and lowers your fishing line into the water. You can use a downrigger to troll for fish or to bottom fish. Bottom fishing is when you let your line out until it touches the bottom of the lake or river. Trolling is when you tow your baited line behind your boat as you drive.

Here are some tips for using a downrigger:

– Choose the right downrigger for the size and type of boat you have. There are many different sizes and types available, so make sure to do your research before purchasing one. Not all downriggers will work with every type of boat.

– Put the downrigger in the water before attaching your fishing line. This will help to prevent tangled lines and snagged fishing lures.

– When trolling, be sure to keep your boat at a consistent speed. This will help to prevent your fishing line from getting tangled.

– When bottom fishing, be sure to let out enough line so that your bait reaches the bottom. You can use a depth finder to help you determine how deep the water is where you are fishing.

– Be sure to secure your downrigger when not in use. This will prevent it from being lost overboard or damaged in rough weather.

Downriggers can be a great addition to any fishing boat. With a little practice, you’ll be using yours like a pro in no time!

Carlos answered 2 years ago
A downrigger is a great tool for ice fishing, as it allows you to troll at a deeper depth than would be possible with just a rod and reel. To use a downrigger, first, attach the weight to the end of your line, then run the line through the pulley system on the downrigger. Finally, clip the fishing lure or bait onto the line and lower it into the water. When you see a fish bite, pull up on the rod to set the hook.

David answered 2 years ago
A downrigger is a fishing tool that is used to pull lures and bait down to a specific depth. The device consists of a cable that is attached to a weight, called a “lead”, and a reel on which the cable is wound.

To use a downrigger, you first need to find an area where fish are known to be feeding. Once you have located the desired spot, you will need to drop the lead weight until it reaches the bottom of the water. Next, attach your fishing line to the downrigger cable, and slowly reel in the cable until your lure or bait reaches the desired depth. Finally, cast your line into the water and wait for fish to bite!

Martin Staff answered 2 years ago
A downrigger is a fishing device that is used to lower a lure or baited hook into the water, away from the boat, and keep it there at a specific depth. Downriggers typically consist of a WINCHASSIS – which includes a base unit that is either mounted to the boat or attached via portable clutch-mount; and a ROD HOLDER ASSEMBLY with associated pulleys, cables, and weight. Most downrigger units also include some type of line Release.

There are many different ways to use a downrigger, depending on what type of fish you’re targeting and what kind of setup you have. Here are some tips on how to use a downrigger:

– First, you need to determine the depth at which you want to fish. This will help you choose the right size lead weight for your downrigger.

– Next, attach the downrigger cable to your fishing line. Be sure to use a barrel swivel to prevent line twists.

– Then, lower the lead weight to the desired depth and secure it in place.

– Finally, cast your line out and wait for a bite! If you’re fishing with live bait, you may need to give the fish time to find your bait.

With a little practice, you’ll be using your downrigger like a pro in no time!

Wilson answered 2 years ago
There are a few ways to use a downrigger. The most common way is to put the downrigger weight on a release clip, and then let the line out until the desired depth is reached.

The depth will be determined by how many lines you have let out. To fish with a downrigger, lower the bait or lure to the desired depth and then troll slowly at about 1-2 mph. The downrigger weight will keep your bait or lure at that depth as you move forward.

Another way to fish with a downrigger is to let out enough line so that the bail is in contact with the downrigger release clip. This will allow you to make long casts without having to worry about the line getting tangled. When you get a bite, the fish will pull the line off of the downrigger release clip and set the hook for you.

Downriggers can be a great addition to any fishing boat. With a little practice, you’ll be using yours like a pro in no time!