# How much line should I let out for a troll?

## How much line should I let out for a troll?

Trolling Depth Trick #3 Consider the following example: If you’re trolling a tandem rig tied with two five-ounce bucktails (5 x 2 = 10), and you let out 100 feet of line (double 50, so multiply by two again), according to the Rule it will run at about 20 feet below the surface (5 x 2 = 10 x 2 = 20).

## How much weight should I troll?

6 to 8 ounces is the maximum weight I recommend for most types of trolling. You can easily reach 20 or 30 feet of water with 4 to 6 ounces when trolling light tackle for trout or walleye.

How far behind a boat should you troll?

For bigeye use a flatline about 40 feet behind the boat. They want it in the prop wash. The longer the lures are the more careful you have to be when making turns. You also have to make sure your lures are running straight or you will get nasty tangles.

### How do I know what size sinker to use?

In general, you should use a lighter weight sinker in shallower water, and deeper water requires heavier weight. For shallow water, a ⅛-ounce weight works well to create a slow-falling lure action. In deeper water that is up to 20 feet, it’s best to use between ¼ to ⅜-ounce sinker weights.

### How far should weight be from Hook?

Step 2: Attach 1 or 2 sinkers, 6 to 12 inches above the hook. This weight will keep your bait or lure down in the water and will help swing it away from shore. Step 3: Clip a bobber on the line.

How deep can you trolling speed through the water?

The picture below relates depth fished to speed through the water trolling with 50 feet of four-pound-test line and a one-ounce weight. This graph shows that for a 4 mph trolling speed, the trolled depth is 7.8 feet. If the trolling speed is cut in half to 2 mph, the rig’s depth is more than doubled to 19.5 feet.

#### How deep does a fishing line have to be trolled?

Trolling with a two-ounce weight at 4 mph, 50 feet of six-pound-test line is trolled at a depth of 11.3 feet Four-pound-test is trolled 12.8 feet deep. That is a difference of 1.5 feet or a little more than 10 percent for a line that is 50 percent stronger.

#### How far back do you measure your in-line sinkers?

For snap-ons, bottom bouncers and inlines,I usually figure 10 foot per ounce.It generally is a good starting point. Location: Michigan. Ditto and I figure the 1oz/10feet at about 30 feet back. In the front section of Precision Trolling is 2-3 pages going over in-line sinkers.

How much does weight affect the depth of a trolled hole?

The graph is the same as the chart except for curves for two additional weights added. For a one-quarter ounce of weight trolled at 2 mph, the trolled depth is 8.8 feet; for one ounce, it is 21.7 feet, and with four ounces, the depth is 39.9 feet. As you see, increasing or reducing the weight makes a significant difference in trolled depth.