Author Topic: Planer Board Masts  (Read 2905 times)

weedman

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« on: March 15, 2009, 11:45:00 pm »
Hi all,

Well, I guess it's time to start thinking about the spring fishing season.  It's been a long, cold winter.  I'd like to find a nice planer board mast set wtih two reels that can just drop down into my bow casting seat holder.  Anyone know of a manufacturer who makes one like that?

And, who can recommend a nice set of boards that can handle Lake O, Erie and Quinte waters?

Cheers,
Paul

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riggermortis

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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2009, 12:08:00 pm »
I believe if you check the Big John website they have an adapter plate for the bottom of there's that fits in the seat base.

steve

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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2009, 12:41:00 pm »
i think you'll find a planerboard mast is not a great idea for quinte....

the walleye stack up in tight schools, and running inlines can be difficult to stay on top of them....running a mast would be almost impossible....

if you watch the shows on quinte, or even board fishing for walleye in general, you'll find virtually no-one uses masts....as you cannot turn and stay on a school very effectively...

now for erie, where walleye line the lake from end to end, they'll use them there.....cause its impossible not to catch them on erie.

lefty

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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2009, 01:06:00 pm »
Steve,

Question for you, what rod/inline planer board setup do you run, be it Lake Ontario in early spring or Quinte late fall?  

I run the Walleye Board Planer with a Shimano TDR 7' medium rod.  But I find sometimes in rough conditions or with heavy pulling tackle I can't track the planers out off the sides all that far.

I was wondering if you had any suggestions on how to get the planers to pull further out?

Thanks,

Lefty

steve

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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2009, 01:09:00 pm »
i run the offshore inline board.....

the rods i use are 9' heavy action shimano clarus's (graphite instead of fiberglass, so a heavy action would be similar to a medium or medium heavy TDR).

i honestly dont worry too much about how far back they plane, as with heavy five colour of core or 3 colour of core a diver, they do fall back....

when running 3 boards per side, as long as all the boards are the same brand, they'll fall back the same....

they do not run "to the side" as much as on a 45 degree angle back off the corner of the transom.

dont get too hung up on how far they drop back....i dont find it much problem....

the only reason i run offshore inlines is due to the fact they work better than others under extreme cold conditions.....other than that, they all work nicely....

lefty

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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2009, 01:26:00 pm »
Thanks Steve, that clears up my concerns around the planer boards dropping back, and I may try moving up a rod selection too.

steve

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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2009, 01:30:00 pm »
i only moved up a rod selection as i was doing enough walleye trolling at quinte to justify it...

i got tired of catching 10lbs pound walleye, lifetime trophies for most, on watered down tdr's....

so i tested a number of rods from shimano, and the clarus heavy action 9' worked perfectly....

I find they are perfect for handling light biting walleye....however, they are tough enough to run the number 1 dipsys for salmon.....and handle them perfectly....

so if costs will allow you the purchase, they make a helluva great lakes salmon/trout rod...but for best application, walleye are best.

lefty

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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2009, 01:43:00 pm »
Those are exactly the two fishing appplications I'm looking a rod to satisfy, more so from the walleye side of things.  I'll look into Clarus and maybe try out a pair of the Off Shores and see how compare to the Walleye Baords; do you typically run the 31's or 12's?

steve

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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2009, 01:49:00 pm »
OR-12's.


Ziekertail

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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2009, 08:31:00 am »
lefty i can tell you from experience with both brands of in lines the church run much better then the off shores , just slide the weight forward on the walleye board ,under the same load the pull much better then the off shores

lefty

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« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2009, 11:18:00 am »
Z, that?s what I like the walleye boards and why I initially bought them cuz of the sliding weight.  Move the weight all the way forward when pulling your deep divers and you get great pull.