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pontoon boat and trolling for lqkers and salmon

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6/29/2020 my friends have a brand new pontoon boat and they want me to set up it up for lake trolling. we have ordered a cannon lake troller rigger and some a marine rod holders. hope to be out this friday. its a sweetwater pontoon boat so if you see us out there wave. going to be good to get back out there. i cant climb or lift and the pontoon boat is ideal . i have a copper rod and a couple of lead core rods. i really dont care for the copper rod its work but might not have any choice this time of year. would appreciate any imput on the best way to get down to fish this time of year with limited gear. the pontoon boat is limited for riggers and rod holders.

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There used to be a pontoon boat that fished Shelburne Bay a lot and the had numerous riggers off the back. I think they had them on some kind of plate. I would think a way to mount riggers and rod holders off the back could be found on google.....you can find anything there! Good luck!

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You could rig a couple of slide diver set-ups that will get you down and away from the boat.Need stout rod holders,especially if you use the rings to get more depth.

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I love the way the site tries to help people out, please keep it up!

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Fishy, I would think a 10 core would get you deep enough if you could find cold water. Could always add drop weights to the core to get deeper. Have never done that myself but there must be a u tube video. Good luck out there, Matt

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this pontoon boat is a luxerous one not a fishing pontoon boat limited for only one rigger and maybe to rod holders on side plus one in back. going to be a challenge the cannon lake troller rigger will be here tommorrow. would like to get boat set up for at least 2 rods for now.

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Slide divers are your friend. A 4 rod spread with 1 rigger 2 slide divers and a lead core down the shoot would be a great pontoon spread...

50lb power pro for line and a stout pole
Like Hawkeye said and you will hammer the cold fish down to 60ft....

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Matty,

Cannon once made a specific mount for a down rigger base for pontoons boats for the square rails.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R ... igger+base

Running lead off OR-19 Offshore inline boards that will get the lure away much further than Slide Divers is another option up to 10 colors. I like to run 5 and 7 colors off boards for browns and steelhead all summer here. Something I learned from Mark Romanack (Fishing 411) fishing for those jumbo rainbows and walleyes out in Michigan on inland lakes every summer in ultra clear water. Look forward to our annual visit there every year. We can run 3 rods a person there so we set up a 5 and 7 color on each side of the boat on inline boards OR-19's to go with 2 riggers for our program. Video I made last week with my new GO PRO 8 Black camera:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az5oGwDnGSs

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We used to cold water fish off of my pontoon (Detritus) before we got the Country Angler. Still have it, but, haven't done any cold water fishing off of it since we got the new boat. Now it's our warm water boat.

But, what we used to do, was riggers on each rear corner, leadcore rods straight off the back, and dipseys set to go sideways off of each side. The other thing you can do is leadcore off of each side, running inline planer boards. We caught a lot of fish doing that, and not a real big majority off of the riggers. In fact, we just brought the neighbor kid out Friday, and he reeled in his personal best laker, 10 lbs. Our boat record too. 2 and a half colors of lead, inline planer board, 2 colors sideways. Purple spoon, pink dots, silver back.

One rigger was just bolted to the raised back deck, and the other I made a pedestal that I bolted to the floor and railing. In nice weather, there is no better boat to troll on if you can get your speed down enough. Course I'm running a 1994 two stroke Yamaha, it's not as advanced as all the new stuff. I absolutely love that Yamaha though. You get your hand near the key and it starts. Idles all day, never fouls plugs.

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Found a couple pictures, you can kind of see what we were up to.
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wow thanks for the info and pics

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