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trolling with a 4788 22 Aug 2013 12:46 #1

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Greetings!

My wife Kim and I just got our "new" 1999 4788 and enjoy learning all about how it works. We have had many different "fishing" boats (our last was a 32' Worldcat), but it was time for the wife to have a nice home on the water.

My question is, has anybody tried trolling while cruising the outside between ports? I also plan to anchor it and float some bait off the back.

Tight line and fair seas.

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Kim and Alois
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trolling with a 4788 22 Aug 2013 14:02 #2

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I fish with my trawler. Salmon are my main target which means slowing way down. I have downriggers off the back and can get the speed down to around 1.5 kts by running on one engine only. My port motor idles a bit lower than the starboard which helps too. Offshore fishing would be even easier when the speed is higher. You can troll tuna at 6kts - 8kts all day long.

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trolling with a 4788 23 Aug 2013 13:51 #3

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SomeSailor;804962 wrote: I fish with my trawler. Salmon are my main target which means slowing way down. I have downriggers off the back and can get the speed down to around 1.5 kts by running on one engine only. My port motor idles a bit lower than the starboard which helps too. Offshore fishing would be even easier when the speed is higher. You can troll tuna at 6kts - 8kts all day long.


Being on the east coast, tuna would be high on my list. I like the idea of using downriggers instead of "out riggers" like I did on my previous boat.

Thanks for the input, I look forward to my next off shore cruise.

Tight lines, Alois

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