Why a Trolling Plate? You Can’t Catch a Fish if a Fish Can’t Catch You

May 29th, 2014 | Posted by Kyla in Fishing - (Comments Off on Why a Trolling Plate? You Can’t Catch a Fish if a Fish Can’t Catch You)

So there you are, trolling along, angling to catch the fish of day. You’re located in the perfect spot, you’ve got the perfect bait, and it’s the perfect time of day. Sigh. Why aren’t the fish biting? Well, here’s the thing: You can’t catch a fish if the fish can’t catch your bait. Which means …
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And the Trolling is Easy

March 22nd, 2012 | Posted by SavvyBoater in Everything Boating & Fishing | Fishing - (Comments Off on And the Trolling is Easy)

Slow down, you move too fast. Haven’t you heard? Speed kills, baby, speed kills. Especially when you’re out on the water trolling for fish. Too much mph and your chances of attracting and landing that prize salmon, trout or walleye are well, sunk. When trolling, bait or lures are drawn through the water behind a …
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Hooked on a Fall Fishing Feeling

November 11th, 2011 | Posted by SavvyBoater in Everything Boating & Fishing | Fishing - (Comments Off on Hooked on a Fall Fishing Feeling)

Man, that warm Indian Summer sun, mixed with that cool crisp autumn breeze.  And check out the colors on those trees! Fall fishing season has arrived in all its glory. For my money, nothing beats cruising at trolling plate speed down a Pacific Northwest river in the fall (hmm… the Sandy comes to mind). Don’t …
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Trolling Plates are a Popular Option for Attaining Perfect Slow Trolling Speeds

September 8th, 2011 | Posted by SavvyBoater in Everything Boating & Fishing | Fishing - (Comments Off on Trolling Plates are a Popular Option for Attaining Perfect Slow Trolling Speeds)

If you fish for certain species, you know you’ve got to get the boat going slow to have a chance to catch them.   Prime examples are the walleye, salmon and trout.  When it comes to trolling, speed (or lack of speed really ) is key.  If you’re lucky, you can just throttle down and hit …
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