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Blstevens
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USA
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Posted - 02/11/2016 :  02:07:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What's the trick to Down Rigging, I need to learn how to do it to fish for strippers at Raystown Lake in PA. Anybody fish there to give me tips or lessons this year?

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NeoBlackdog
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USA
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Posted - 02/12/2016 :  08:46:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://www.nesportsman.com/me/fish/moosehead4.shtml
Some good info in this article.
I've been using downriggers for the last 8 years and they are a great way to get down where the big ones are. It can be a little intimidating at first but you will eventually get the hang of it. I like to use a long lightweight rod and a good baitcasting reel and Spiderwire braided line. The Spiderwire is slippery and seems to pop out of the release more easily.
Good luck!
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