Originally Posted by Ex-Gillnetter
How exactly do these work? Are these a reasonable option for a 22' mako in the rips around monomoy? I never see boats around me with them? Also, anyone been to the boat show this year? I'm headed over right now for the second time. Spring is around the corner!!
Are those depths correct, and is that the only body of water you are planning on using your riggers?
If so I would go with Sadlsorz advice and save your dollars.
A inexpensive alternative to controlled depth fishing is a "stealth rig", it's a one or two pound lead ball thats attatched to a Super Clip form Church Tackle ( the Church Tackle Super Clips work the best holding the rig on your mono) via crosslock or duolock snap.
The Super Clip when tweeked down will hold the weighted ball directly on to your mono.
Example: Let yor lead out 100' attach the clip and ball to your mono and lower the rig to your desired depth "lets say 25'.. 'now you have a 100' lead, 25' down..follow me?
When you hook up on a fish, you let the fish run with it for minute and the weight of lead ball will take its toll on the fish quick. Then when you gain line up to the weight, 'pop off the rig and continue the fight.
It's been a hot rig on the Great Lakes for rigger shy trout and salmon for some time. I used to run four downriggers of my 21' CC, and we have had such good success with the stealth rig on stripers that I have actually eliminated a pair of my riggers and go with a stealth rig setup.