Trolling with inline boards,best way to retrieve outside line?

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  1. Phil'm up

    Phil'm up

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    How do you bring in your outside board with a fish?
    I've tried letting the inside ones fall back, then reeling in the line.
    That's about the only way isn't?
     
  2. goinsfishin

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    The board with the fish should be the one that falls back, and bring it up the middle. If anything bring the inside boards in some so it'll clear.
     

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    AMEN !
     
  4. hommer23

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    If you put your rod tip in the water or close to the water it will help the board fall back, you also need to reel slow and steady. Reel to fast and the board will want to plane back out. You can also set your front releases to pop when you hit the butt of the rod and that will turn the board around and bring it to the center. The biggest thing for people on my boat is telling them to slow down it's only a fish.
     
  5. Phil'm up

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    Thanks to all for responding I'm excited to try your ideas out.
     
  6. Chromelander

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    It also helps if your lures closest to the boat are run the deepest in the water, and get shallower the farther out you go. Then you bring the farthest one out back and over the top of the other ones. But tangled lines are always going to happen. You can also play around with how much line behind the board you let out.
     
  7. Trophy Specialist

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    It's all about angles and resistance, so if you did well in geometry and physics in school, you should do fine, otherwise, you will save yourself a lot of aggravation by trolling with someone that really knows what they are doing with in-line board trolling. :)
     
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  8. Johnnydeerhunt

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    I agree with what others have said. If you have at least three people (or autopilot), you can also have someone bring the inside boards in a little bit. This will bring the inside boards forward and help the outside board clear them. But as others have already said, the best way is to have a big fish drag the board back and to the middle.
     
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    I let the board with fish drop back too and when it is back far enough to clear I turn away from the board just enough to get the board coming up in the middle. As soon as it starts coming up the middle turn back to my original course. Some times turning for those few seconds triggers another strike
     
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  11. syonker

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    Never have had this problem as my inlines fall back & move directly behind the boat.

    I run my inlines fixed which requires them to be manually unclipped. I do apply continuous pressure, but point the rod tip low & at the board which makes reeling them in to the boat much easier.