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> Downriggers on a Regal?, Looking for advice
Paddy
Posted: Aug 22, 2019 - 07:46 am


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Hi All,

My good buddy has a Regal Window Express and bought the boat to "cruise" around Erie.

He's recently discovered how insane the fishing is on Erie and wants to mount downriggers.

I looked for a "good" spot to put them and can't see one. Maybe the swim platform LOL.

Any advice? Anyone done this or know someone who has? Can't find anything online.

Thanks,
Paddy

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sdcaller
Posted: Aug 22, 2019 - 09:30 am


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Can you post a picture of the aft part of the boat?

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Posted: Aug 22, 2019 - 11:14 am


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I am sure something can be mocked up by any fab shop.

Have you considered just use it jet divers or walker deeper divers/dipsey divers? They work extremely well in place of down riggers when you just need to get your baits down and do t have riggers.

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Posted: Aug 22, 2019 - 11:14 am


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Dipsey Divers and rod holders are all you need

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Paddy
Posted: Aug 22, 2019 - 12:30 pm


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Thanks guys. He's been using dipsys and doing okay. But not crushing it like the guys with riggers. I guess we just need to dial in the depth a little better. I know we were fishing too low to begin with.

SDC I'll grab a pic next time I'm out with him.

thanks again.

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Posted: Aug 22, 2019 - 02:12 pm


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I use a custom made holder that fit in a 30degree holder. So when Iím not fishing, I donít have any permanent mount in the way. Look at the picture.

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Posted: Aug 22, 2019 - 10:13 pm


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5 and 7 colour leadcore and planer boards.

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