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Board Fishing Get That Speed Down

Most boats have trouble trolling slowly.  When I purchased my new boat, the Blue Max with two 454 engines, trolling slowly was a problem for me.  I then added a drift sock to slow down my presentation.  Without this tool you will not be successful every trip out.  If you adjust the idle down too low on your motor, you will most likely have spark plug fouling or worse.  Slow trolling with planer boards is the way to go in spring or any time the water temperature is below the temp range of the fish you are after.  In spring keep it slow, small and bright to be productive.

   I run a mix of minnow type lures, crankbaits and small spoons.  The lures you run is all about the amount of light, baitfish size and the size of fish you are looking to catch.  Mix it up!  When one lure produces I would double up on that lure.

    The Badger Tackle Reaper Peacock, Big Joe and Fish Fry spoon in regular size sold at are a popular option.  Good luck Captain Jim. Jim charters out of Milwaukee, WI. with Blue Max Charters He can be reached at 414-828-1094 or visit his web site at  Copyright© 2009, James J. Hirt, All Rights Reserved.

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