View Full Version : Re: Outriggers for Salmon?

07-25-2005, 11:41 AM
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07-25-2005, 12:06 PM
* * * Can outriggers be used beneficialy trolling for salmon? If so what are good techniques?
Are you referring to outrigger canoes or downriggers for boats?

07-26-2005, 08:42 AM
like the commercial fishermen?

07-26-2005, 09:05 AM
I believe outriggers are used by marlin and tuna fisherman because the fish are more boat aware and they do better to catch the fish in certain circumstances.

Salmon are not as spooked by boats. It's even possible a spinning prop attracts them. Many times people have caught more fish on what is termed the 'boat pole'. This a pole laid down near the motor with a short distance of line running straight back from the boat.

07-26-2005, 12:25 PM
everytime i've fished with outriggers, it's been to surface troll for tuna, dorado, marlin, etc. to the best of my knowledge they aren't used for deep water trolling. the booms you see that look like outriggers on commercial boats are long stiff booms for downriggers ... they get to drag 6 hooks so they need space.