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Old 04-30-2007, 10:17 AM
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Question Downrigger Question

I'm thinking about investing in a downrigger so I don't have to use wire/lead line when trolling for stripers. I saw some downriggers that have a base that sits in your rod holder so you don't have to install them onto your boat. This appeals to me because I have a plastic boat (Triumph) and don't want to mess with drilling into it. Has anyone used a downrigger that sits in the rod holder before? Did it work well? I appreciate any thoughts including best practices for using a downrigger to catch stipers. Thanks!
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Old 04-30-2007, 10:26 AM
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Default Re: Downrigger Question

I think Cabela's may have a downrigger mount that fits in the built in rod holders on your boat. I have used downriggers for years and they are invaluable for striper fishing. I use Cannons but there are several good ones out on the market.

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Old 04-30-2007, 11:38 AM
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I've got my side riggers mounted in the gunwale rod holders. All you need is a gimble mount that slides in and out of the holders. Here is the link.

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/co...ount&noImage=0

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Old 04-30-2007, 11:37 PM
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I use the Cannons with the Gimbal mount they work great, you can get the gimbal mount cheaper on ebay than at any online store
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Old 05-01-2007, 01:26 PM
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Default Re: Downrigger Question

I too own a Triumph. The gimbal mount should work fine for as many of Triumph owners use them. Check out the link below for another alternative to downriggers.

https://stripers247.com/phpBB2/showthread.php?t=7536
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:33 PM
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Thanks guys! I think this is the way to go for me.

Good to see other Triumph owners on the site!
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Old 05-01-2007, 09:18 PM
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Yep I got cannon downriggers and I have gimbal mounts they work awesome and the best thing is you can use them in other boats!!!

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