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Boat Outfitting - Downriggers

downriggergraphic.gifWhat is a Downrigger?

A downrigger is a large reel that uses stainless steel cable and a heavy weight to take your lure down to the depth where the fish are. Downriggers will improve trolling results for any species of fish by giving you accurate depth control. You can reach the big ones at precisely their level, deep or shallow.

You attach your fishing rod line to the heavy downrigger cable by means of a 'release clip'. The rod is placed into a rod holder and there is tension between the tip of the rod and the release causing a bend in the rod. When a fish takes your lure, it is released off the downrigger cable, so you can fish with light tackle, unencumbered by a heavy weight when playing with your fish.

Downriggers allow you to catch fish that are in deep water without having to use heavy weights on the fishing line to get your lures down deep. 

Manual vs. Electric
Both manual and electric downriggers are available. In recent years many fishermen have opted for electric downriggers because they can be easily and quickly brought to the surface and out of the way when a fish is hooked. When you look at the additional cost of buying an electric model, it might seem like a luxury; however, when you are fishing at depths of 75 feet or more, hand cranking a heavy weight up and down several times an hour can whip even the most athletic angler.

Electric downriggers are an especially handy feature when fishing alone, or when you have multiple hookups of large fish. It can get a little crowded around the transom with multiple anglers fighting fish and others trying to hand crank up several downriggers at the same time. With electric models, you only have to hit the retrieve button and concentrate on bringing the fish to net.

Despite the numerous advantages of electric units, manual downriggers still have a useful niche, especially for anglers who fish from a small boat. Manual rigs are more compact, and they do get the job done adequately. For the most part, small boats are used in freshwater, or close inshore in saltwater where the depths will not dictate running out and retrieving a lot of cable. Manual downriggers are also more compact, and portable, which makes them ideal for fly-in trips or use on rental boats.

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Boat Outfitting - Downrigger Accessories Downrigger Accessories

Cannon Lake-Troll Manual Downrigger
Model: 1901250


Cannon Mini-Troll Manual Downrigger
Model: 1901200


Cannon MAG 5 ST Electric Downrigger
Model: 1902300


Cannon MAG 10 STX Electric Downrigger
Model: 1902305


Cannon MAG 10 STX-TS Electric Downrigger
Model: 1902310


Cannon Uni-Troll 10 STX-TS Tournament Series Manual Downrigger
Model: 1901140

$449.99 $444.95 Captain's Price!

Cannon Uni-Troll 10 STX Manual Downrigger
Model: 1901130


Cannon Uni-Troll 5 ST Manual Downrigger
Model: 1901120


Cannon Easi-Troll ST Manual Downrigger
Model: 1901020


Scotty 1050 Depthmaster Compact Manual Downrigger
Model: 1050DPR

$211.49 $178.95 Captain's Price!

Scotty 1050 Depthmaster Masterpack w/1021 Clamp Mount
Model: 1050MP

$267.99 $225.95 Captain's Price!

Scotty 1060 Depthking Manual Downrigger w/Rod Holder
Model: 1060DPR

$251.99 $212.95 Captain's Price!

Scotty 1071 Laketroller Clamp Mount Manual Downrigger
Model: 1071DP

$106.49 $89.95 Captain's Price!

Scotty 1073 Laketroller Bracket Mount Downrigger
Model: 1073DP


Scotty 1080 Strongarm 24" Manual Downrigger w/Rod Holder
Model: 1080DPR

$320.49 $270.95 Captain's Price!

Scotty 1085 Strongarm 30" Manual Downrigger w/Rod Holder
Model: 1085

$333.99 $282.95 Captain's Price!

Scotty 1091 Telescoping 60" Longarm Combo Manual Downrigger w/ Swivel Base
Model: 1091

$452.49 $382.95 Captain's Price!

Scotty 1099 Depthpower 24" Electric Downrigger w/Rod Holder
Model: 1099

$539.49 $485.95 Captain's Price!

Scotty 1101 Depthpower 30" Electric Downrigger w/Rod Holder & Swivel Base
Model: 1101

$650.49 $583.95 Captain's Price!

Scotty 1106 Depthpower 60" Telescoping Electric Downrigger w/Rod Holder & Swivel Mount
Model: 1106

$716.99 $644.95 Captain's Price!


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