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Rig'n riggers - how far back?

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I've read two "how-to"s on the web about downrigger fishing and they both mention that you shouldn't set your bait any further than 15 feet behind the cannonball as a rule of thumb. Is there any truth to that? I've always set it about 20-35 back and have had mixed results. This weekend I tried 10 and 15 back and didn't even get a release.

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Setting rigger lines I think is an art. Everything matters like water clarity, wave action, sun or clouds night or day.

Flat sunny calm days... long
Windy, rough days.... short
Night.... short
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