How Do You Use An Electric Scotty Downrigger?

How many amps does a scotty downrigger draw?

over 20 lb. from extreme depth. The circuit breaker is designed to trip at 15 amps.

How deep can you fish a downrigger?

A downrigger weight of eight pounds is adequate for fishing depths up to about 50 feet and speeds approaching 2.5 MPH. A 10 pound weight will be required for fishing depths in the 50 to 75 foot depths. When faced with depths ranging from 75 to 100 feet, a 12 or 14 pound downrigger weight is needed.

How do you zero Scotty downrigger?

To zero it out just spin the little gear by hand until it reaches zero You may need to adjust the downrigger spool, so the pegs are out of the way. Lastly put the cover back on.

What wire do you use for Scotty downriggers?

We Recommend: Scotty premium 12 gauge, 2 Conductor Downrigger Power Wire (Scotty part No. 1133) has been designed specifically for return runs of 25 feet or less. It is manufactured with heavy duty, annealed, tinned copper which provides maximum current flow and improved corrosion resistance.

How does Scotty downrigger auto stop work?

The AUTO STOP shuts off the downrigger when a line bead passes through it and triggers the shut off switch (line beads have already been installed on the downrigger cable). You can add more line beads at any point on the cable where you would like the downrigger to stop.

Do you need a downrigger to troll?

The secret to trolling without a downrigger is being able to replicate success That is why I highly recommend a level-wind reel with a built-in line counter. If you don’t have a line counter for your reel, just find a repeatable method to play out line. Another consideration when choosing a reel is spool size.

How do you measure downrigger weight?

The amount of weight needed on a downrigger is a function of the speed you are trolling and the depth you are fishing The deeper and faster you go, the more weight you need to keep the downrigger wire at a near vertical angle. I like to keep my wire angle not more than twenty to thirty degrees from the vertical.

How far behind the boat should I troll?

bait position and Distance Behind Boat Proper distance for most boats will be anywhere from 20 feet to 150 feet behind your boat. Whether you have inboard diesel or outboard gas engines, your power dictates the distance you troll your baits and lures.

Are downriggers worth it?

Downriggers are an efficient way to put live bait and lures in precise zones of the water column , and all anglers know that being in the right depth leads to more fish in the box. Downriggers are consistently used to target king mackerel, amberjack, cobia, grouper, among others.

How fast can you troll with a downrigger?

Most people troll at 1.5 to 3.5 mph How do you know if you are at the right speed? Sure, you can look at your GPS speed over ground readings, but you see your downrigger lines are almost straight at 2 mph.

How does Scotty sure stop work?

The sure stop turns off your electric Downriggers auto stop at the same spot every time The tuna cord provides a secure hold for your self-locating snap and is easier on your hands when pulling your gear to the boat.

Where is the model number on Scotty downrigger?

The serial number is located on the top of the transom bracket.

How much line do you need behind a downrigger ball?

For trout, you’ll want to run your offering from 50 to 200 feet behind the downrigger weight depending on the depth you are fishing. The deeper you fish the shorter your line can be. When kokanee and kings are the target you can shorten your lines considerably.

What is a good speed for trolling?

The best trolling speed depends on several factors including the type of fish, water conditions and lure choice. In general, trolling speeds between 1.5 and 2.5 mph , as measured by GPS, are a good starting place for most species like walleye, trout and salmon.

How fast do you troll for chinook salmon?

Two mph is a good trolling speed for coho salmon, but a speed of 1.5 mph is a better speed for chinook salmon, and you will be fishing even deeper at the lower velocity.

Where should downriggers be mounted?

Anywhere between the gunwale mounted rod holders will be fine. If you place them not too far forward of rod holder #2, you can put the rod (or one rod) in rod holder #2 while it is clipped onto the downrigger. You should never have to bend and lean to reach a downrigger.

What size is downrigger cable?

Available in 150′, 200′ or 400′ Each cable is 150-lb test.

How do you wire a Marinco 12 volt plug?

Feed the wires through the plug housing. On the 12-24V trolling motor plug, connect the positive 24V wire to the terminal marked “24”, the 12V wire to the terminal marked “12” and the negative wire to the terminal marked “-” On straight 24V trolling motors, connect the two wires to “24” and “-” as appropriate.

How much line should you let out when trolling?

Let out 50 feet of line and clip into the release. If that’s not enough distance to prevent your lake’s wary walleyes from seeing the ball.then let out 150 feet of line! Just remember, the flat-line diving depth of your crankbait still applies behind the ball!.

How do you slow down a boat for trolling?

Shut Down Your Boat’s Engine(s) With triple outboards, for example, shutting down the center engine (or leaving it in neutral) will help you troll slower. If that’s not slow enough, use just the center outboard and turn off the two outside motors. With quad outboards, try running just two motors.


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