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Old 05-23-2007, 06:51 PM
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Default trolling with three rods

Any insight on trolling with three rods. I normaly troll two bunker spoons, but the new plan was to add a third rod with a tube down the center.
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Old 05-23-2007, 06:58 PM
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I've never trolled bunker spoons,,, hence my question. Don't you normally troll those a bit faster than you would want to troll a T&W rig? When trolling more than one type of lure, I try to make sure that they will all swim effectively at approximately the same speed, otherwise you're hurting yourself in one department or another.
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Old 05-23-2007, 06:58 PM
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Default Re: trolling with three rods

Sounds like a good plan. WHENEVER using two or more rods try to always present two different set ups-this applies when trolling, casting from shore, or chunking. When you figure out what the fish are hittin then it is probably safe to switch entirely to that set up. I've never trolled bunker spoons(that I can remember), but i'm assuming that it is different than the preferred method of trolling with a tube and worm.......which is extremely slow. If you troll a lure that is made to be trolled fast, and one like the tube and worm that is made to be trolled slow then you might have some problems. If you don't have/ wanna put out the money/your boat is too small for outriggers, then you can improvise. I've never done it but have heard of many people using surfcasters to move there lure further away from the boat as an outrigger would.

Again, I may be totally wrong about trolling with the bunker spoons, but just keep it in mind. I mean, what's the point in trolling with two lures if only one will work due to the speed you can troll at?
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Default Re: trolling with three rods

bait runner posted about a minute before me, and honestly he had pretty much the same answer as me except he was MUCH better at explaining it......
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I don't know,, your response was right on the money I think...

By the way,, surf rods do make nice outriggers if you have a well angled rod holder,,, just keep this in mind,, that's a LOT of leverage on the rod holder if you pick up a decent fish, so adjust your trolling drag accordingly
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:32 PM
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Default Re: trolling with three rods

thanks for the info. I normaly use out roders to seperate the action of the spoons. I never tried pulling a single tube and was curious to see how it would work in my area. But i think you are correct about the difrence in speed for each.
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