|Trolling is the most effective
way to catch many species of fish. A moving bait or lure in the water trolled
at the depth where fish are present is the best way to ensure a hookup.
The use of modern downrigger technology further improves trolling results.
A downrigger is a spool of wire mounted on your boat. A heavy weight is
hung on the end of the braided downrigger wire. A downrigger release is
hooked to the wire and your fishing line is hooked into the release. The
downrigger can then be lowered to precisely the fish depth. When a fish
hits, your line is released and you fight the fish on your rod and reel
free of heavy lines and weights.