This is the worse year I ever had. Been skunked about half the time out. The fish that I did catch- mostly rainbow trout were real nice ones at about 46 feet down on top gun lures. I fish weirs, west side of mark island, east side of the witches to Saunders Bay and west end of the broads. If you dont want to spend a lot of money there are clamp on down riggers that work very well with a light weight ball.