I'm picking up my new boat on Friday and need some ideas on rigging my rodholders. I have four salty's don't want to place them directly on the sides of the boat. Any suggestions and pics?
What size and kind of boat are you getting? My unlce has a 16' Lund and he has 2 saltys just behind where the bow starts inward toward the pointed front. Then, he places the other two saltys on the back of the boat to be run in the prop wash. His is a troller and not a console so it's an easy set up. You can see them in this picture, but his side holders are up about 4 feet now from where they were in this picture.I'm picking up my new boat on Friday and need some ideas on rigging my rodholders. I have four salty's don't want to place them directly on the sides of the boat. Any suggestions and pics?
Heres my set up on the 17'....can run a 6 boat-rod spread. The two side rod holders are not visable in this photo, but are up toward the windshield....As you can see, the Fish-Ons are my favorite for good reason.
Basically, I have two side rods, two down rods and two back rods. Its a science being able to run all six that I'm sure you'll experiment with in the future. Hope this helps.
Aslo obvious and evident that my daughter caught this one!
No boards....the holders out the back are just as you see them with the one rod straight out the back....the ones closer to you in the photo are my down holders which I run by sticking the rod straight down into the water...then I have two more up near the windshield of the boat which I run rods straight out to the sides. Its a true science running all these rods at once and you need to run varying lengths of line, various diving baits and various rod lengths. I can also run inline boards if I wanted to which would allow for a few more lines in the water, but I rarely do that in this boat. Lakes such as Cave Run in Kentucky allow unlimited rods and I know some guys down there that will run up to 8 rods while fishing alone!! Now thats ballzy!are you running trolling boards on the holders by the back holders?
or do you just let them trail close to the back lines so you have 4 lures running tight?