First off, two thanks are in order regarding this post I posted Sunday afternoon. One thanks to all who responded, your input is valuable. Second thanks is to Cool Water and his other friends who spoke at NH Fish & Game seminar a few years ago on downrigging.
I attended that seminar and not only had a better understanding on downrigging, but I picked up valuable info on leadline fishing. I don’t remember the speakers name, but I remembered the part about pulling the lead line back about 4”, cutting the lead and attaching the leader by first tying two loose overhand knots, inserting the tag end into where I removed the 4” of lead, then sliding the two overhand loops down and tightening. I did this at both ends of the leadline. I did that Sunday nite and thought that was the slickest thing. If I had not known that I could only imagine the big knot lump I would have had.
Anyway, I went out on Highland Lake today – got out late – 7:45. I used the set up of 17# mono, 3 colors, about 50 feet of floro, spro – then 6feet of 6# seaguar with an orange & black DB.
Put out all three colors and going as slow as my Merc would go ( 2.3 GPS). Nothing. I reeled out about 25’ more of the backing. Bang, a nice bow! All the knots held, I was a happy camper!
It was my only bow of the day, but I finished the day with a nice 3# brown on a minnow at 25” drop shotting.
Not bragging here, I’m just happy I now know at least the basics.
Thanks again to all!