What’s the best procedure for deploying a trolling set-up when using a weighting system and boards?


For letting out trolling sets with boards where a weighting system is being used (Offshore Pro Weights, Keel Weights or Lead Core Line), normally when cranking I use my “clicker” on my line counter to keep some pressure on the board – allowing me to start working on the next setup. For spinners with weights the clicker can be too fast – especially if I am fishing close to the bottom. In this case, I still turn on my clicker, but instead of disengaging the spool, I simply turn down my drag until the line just barely starts to click/pull out. It takes quite a while to move the board out, but at this slow let-out speed it is fishing the whole time so no time is wasted.