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    Re: Trolling speed help

    Good luck.

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    Re: Trolling speed help

    Thanks for all the advice! Going Rio Vista Saturday and plan on trolling the DWC for a while then soaking some bait around Liberty. Plan is to stay in 8' or so with shallow running sticks then running some rattle traps on the planner board in 3 to 5. Taking my wife and daughter.

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    Re: Trolling speed help

    It's all in the tip.

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    Re: Trolling speed help

    Even with a paddle wheel you’re only getting speed at the top. Trolling the rivers with current is one of the most difficult things to figure out, but the simplest answer is exactly what 1969glasspar said....lure action. That’s your best starting point and then adjust from there. Rarely do I watch my speed after initially getting Lines out. I watch my rod tips and their action and adjust.


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    Re: Trolling speed help

    Quote Originally Posted by 1969glasspar View Post
    The river current is different at seperate sections of the river so that wouldnt be very accurate. A paddle wheel sensor is the best way. But, i dont worry too much about speed as long as the lures that im trolling are working properly. I wish you the best of luck.

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    Re: Trolling speed help

    Quote Originally Posted by fish_4_fun73 View Post
    I want to troll the rivers with current. I only have GPS speed. How can you figure the river current speed? Is it as simple as drifting for a few minutes and just deduct that reading from your upstream trolling gps reading? A ndd that number for the down stream troll? Thank you.
    The river current is different at seperate sections of the river so that wouldnt be very accurate. A paddle wheel sensor is the best way. But, i dont worry too much about speed as long as the lures that im trolling are working properly. I wish you the best of luck.

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    Trolling speed help

    I want to troll the rivers with current. I only have GPS speed. How can you figure the river current speed? Is it as simple as drifting for a few minutes and just deduct that reading from your upstream trolling gps reading? A ndd that number for the down stream troll? Thank you.

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