9-Line Medium Weight Tandem Rig Striped Bass Trolling Spread
9 Line Medium Weight Striped Bass Spread
Now we are trolling some lines. When you get to nine lines in a spread you introduce lots of options. A first consideration is line handling For our purposes we will assume at this point you plan to make use of planer boards. You will significantly increase your hook ups by putting out more lines and using planer boards to get your lines as far away from the boat as is safe.
The line lengths listed here are a good place to start. When you first put lines out start by keeping the heaviest rigs closest to the boat. Once you start catching fish, this will get mixed up but thats ok. Put new lines in at the line length that was catching fish. Exact line length will change with type of boat and sea conditions. You will have to experiment to determine what works best. What's important is that when a line gets hit, you can put another one back out at the exact distance amd depth. This is where our Line Countner Bay Trolling reels come in handy. If you don't have a line counter reel, you will have to come up with a method like counting the number of times the bar on a level wind moves across the reel, or mark your line every 25 feet. No matter what method you choose, you will need a note pad to keep it all straight!