At BuyMarine.com, we believe that all fisherman need an edge to have that extra special day on the water. We want that fantasy to grow into fact. Well, your fish stories may sound more believable if you are including the fact that you were using outriggers.
Outriggers Enhance Bait Performance
There are effective methods of separating multiple lures and trolled baits in a pattern — both vertically and horizontally. Not only does this system result in a wider spread, but it also offers the ability to enhance a lure or bait presentation by using outriggers to enhance their action.
The concept of outriggers shouldn’t be over-complicated. They are merely a tool that enables both vertical and horizontal separation of lure or bait presentations using release mechanisms that are are variable and often adjustable.
The advantages of outriggers are:
- They get lures / baits outside the boat’s wash into clear water, increasing the spread of lures / baits, allowing more lures / baits to be trolled and cover more area of water.
- They allow one to target depths where the fish are holding (thermocline)
- They allow baits to look alive even though they’re not. Trust us, it’s a difference.
Outriggers should not just be seen as a way of separating lures in width but also in height. There are many set-ups where an outrigger is mounted on the cabin or bridge where a line (called the shot-gun or whiskey line) is run high and back behind the rest of the lure pattern. Many set-ups use multiple tag lines of the same riggers to add height to corner lures or baits and or run teaser lines.
There are a huge variety of bases, holders, and boat configurations. Though small boats can be equipped with outriggers, they may create problems, since there is more crew work required when a strike occurs. There often isn’t enough room to move comfortably or safely (or a big enough crew) for this purpose.
Also, outriggers are great for flying those little red flags flags on the way home from a fishing trip.
Please visit us at BuyMarine.com and find the outriggers and accessories that will make your big fish story a reality. If you’re looking to acquire or sell marine-related equipment, drop on in to BuyMarine, where you can shop for equipment or post an ad to relieve yourself of those extra items that are taking up space. Thank you.