7-Line Medium Weight striped bass trolling spread
Umbrella Rigs, four 8oz
Tandem Rigs, two 3oz/9oz
Daisy Chains, one 9oz
This is one step up from the standard 5-line spread, providing you with a total of seven lines to fish. Many small boats successfully pull seven lines all season long. On a small spread like this, consistency and high production rigs like Tandem and Umbrella rigged Parachutes are important. This spread consists of Tandem and Umbrella rigs. The combination of these lines will cover the water column. The daisy chain will tend to run in the upper 10 feet. If you want to run it deep, let it out another 50 feet. If you have downriggers, we would recommend that you use them on the short umbrella rigs. Set them for 30 feet deep and run the line lengths back as indicated. A longer line will be slightly deeper then A short line. Exact line length will change with type of boat and sea conditions. You will have to experiment to determine what works best. What is important is that when a line gets hit, you can put another one back out at the exact distance. This is where our Line Counter 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!