Rod Holder Tips for Trolling Leadcore

Rod Holder Tips for Trolling Leadcore


Hi, everybody. Tom Brunz, down on the Mississippi River We’re we’re trolling leadcore today using the kicker to control the break line. I want to talk a little bit about rod holders. Most people think that a rod holders a rod holder and it’s not important to other than it needs to hold the rod up but there’s a lot more to it than that a lot of times. These are Cannon rod holders. I’ve got three of them here I’ve got one on the long shank and the one on the short shank and this is a Single Axis. This particular rod holder works real well you can adjust it this way to fish with boards where your rods go up the lines go way out but here what we’re talking about is only leadcore and if you have a boat with a rail on it the hand rail like this that’s great because that works that works really super good but you need to do is do most people put these on they put them on too tight there’s a reason not to put them on so tight When you’re pulling lead I’ve got a short rod here and I’ve got a long rod up here. I put the long rod up higher and the short rod down lower and so the separates lines a little bit they’re less likely to get tangled by doing that but you don’t want to tighten these up too much in the rail the reason being is that give you hope keep flat then you have too much line that’s not in the water. You need to be able to move it down and put the rod tip closer to the water so there’s less line that has to go out. That way the lead will sink faster and you don’t need so much line to get your lures down. The other thing is with them when you don’t put them on tight support it is that I’m trolling along and maybe I run over a rock pile the depth comes up fast and I can’t change the course of the boat quick enough I’m say I’m gonna run into trouble with the snags or a rock pile or a brush pile or something like that I just simply reach over put the rod way up in the air put them both up in the air and as soon as that’ll make the lure run up 5 to 6 feet just like that and as soon as I go over the snag I go right back down and push them right back down to where I was and I didn’t have I didn’t have to change anything on the line I didn’t after reel in and I didn’t have to let line out afterwards I just watch it and just gage it so you can just pull it right up over the snags and back down so there’s more to rod holders than just rod holders and if you’re lead core fisherman the good rod holders are great if you need to be able to move them like this so that you can adjust them, so keep that in mind when you’re trolling lead next time you’ll find it works a whole lot easier for you crank in and letting line out. Give it a shot.

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