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On my old boat I would cast for striper when anchored or drifting slowly.

On my new boat I have two road holders, one on each stern seat. I plan to use these to troll for striper with a tube and worm set up. From my experience the difficult part of fishing from a sailboat is what to do if/when you catch something. I plan to just throw the fish in a cooler and clean it when I get to a dock or at anchor. I do know that some people will clean while under sail when doing longer sails.
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Here is a photo that shows one of the rod holders

I forgot to attach it before.
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Not familiar with your waters or how crowded it can be, but
suggest when trolling that you try to keep your lures close
to the boat whether deep or shallow. An earlier post commented
on being sawed off by another boat. I have used downriggers but don't
like them, too much gear in the water. A better alternative, in my
opinion, is a sinker release as shown here:
Luhr Jensen - - Sinker Release
or planers: Luhr Jensen - - Products

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what ever you do dont listen to me, i cant fish to save my life.

but i have a reel attached to the rail on the back of the boat with hose clamps, easy to drop the line when sailing, easy to pull it back when i dont catch anything.
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Different coast and different fishing grounds, but I use Scotty electric downriggers. I generally use 15 or 20 lb cannon balls. With this rig, I usually fish Salmon and sometimes Halibut and Cod. Generally I jig for Ling Cod, Rock Fish, Snapper etc. with buzz bombs. If I have someone with me and the wind is right, I'll troll with a headsail but most often I'm under power.
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Bottom fishing at anchor is easy. Flounder, etc.

Trolling with a zillion pound test and a line reel, drag them to death and real in for food is a method that makes sense to me.

Sport fishing from a sailboat, just sounds like combining two great things, that just don't belong together.

My nephew claims Homer Simpson has used this line and I like it..... "Mmmm, nuts and gum, together at last."

Sport fishing and sailboats..........
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People crossing large bodies of water, fish for fresh food while enroute to another place with exotic names.
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Minni is right, I have fished from both and a power boat is easier.
However, if you don't have both, a sailboat it is. Where we fished,
in the open ocean off the Northern California coast, it was very seldom
calm so we were constantly rolling at trolling speed. Like being in an
industrial sized cloths dryer all day. But as in car racing you just have
to "run what you brung" and do the best you can. Hang on!!

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Rail mount rod holder, sail and troll at the same time. Lots of excitement when you hook up with a nice fish, drop sails reel in fish. You issue with fishing deep is going to be anchor rode. Fishing boats carry large anchors and lots of rode, you don't. Drifting is fine unless you are around other boats or trying to stay on a rock or something. We only ever anchor if we are around other boats at near shore locations.
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I've spent many hours trolling behind a sailboat. Never caught anything doing that. But anchored or at the dock I've been successful.
We used to rig a trotline on the old hunter after catching shad.

I had a friend tell me he didn't like sailboats because you can't fish from them. Apparently there was no fishing prior to bass boats and ketch rigs have always been just for show.
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