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Re: You are NOT "FISHING"

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Originally Posted by GeorgeB View Post
Slow, I stand corrected. It is trolling not trawling. My question remains, can someone explain the trolling gear to me and how rapidly does the gear "sink" behind the floats? Can I see the floats as I approach? and how far astern can I safely pass?
I can't ever remember seeing any floats until I was very close to a troller. As for how fast the lines sink, that all depends on how the skipper has things configured. Often they fish at a variety of depths until they start getting hits, and then adjust how their lines are set and their trolling speed accordingly.
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