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Old 03-08-2013, 02:19 PM
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I'd like to try inline boards for two reasons. First to fish the top of the water column, away from the boat when Lake Ontario turns over, second to get more lines out in Erie when I have more people on the boat. Leadcore vs. powerpro, size of board, board mfg. etc. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Tim,
If you go on the Ohio Game Fishing site and then the Lake Erie Forum you can read PAGES of discussion on inline planar boards. Offshore Tackle Boards are generally the most popular. You can change out releases based on the line and what you are fishing for. If you are using leadcore you will need to go to segmented core as you won't want to snap the releases on the actual leadcore line - you will want to use either a braid or mono backing and attach your boards to the backing. For Erie most common is 10-12# mono for cranks or harnesses, and powerpro for jets / tru-trip divers.
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We use a lot of Church Walleye boards here on Lake Michigan, just another to check out and a lot of good information on how to use them on their site.

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Thanks for the replies. I think I'll stick with the power pro. I already have the reels and divers. As far as the boards it seems like it's a toss up. I think I'll check them out in person before purchasing.
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I make DualFin planer boards with directional control for shallow water. They plane to the side and flip direction when given a pop so you can steer in close to structure and then cut away. They only weigh 1 ounce and are really easy to rig. If you are interested send me a PM.

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i would get a couple church boards and try them out i use them for leadcore ,cooper ,or just flatlining i have a dozen 6 for each side never had a problem on erie or ontario there a blast when a big king grabs one of your lures its almost like jaws the movie when the shark took the big oil can with him good luck with it
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Church walleye boards or build your own. Churches will pull full core lead or 500 copper without issues. Power pro backing is the way to go, no stretch. Stay away from off shore junk! They are heavy, pull like shit, and with with weight behind them they are even worse! IMHO the only thing off shore makes thats worth the shit is the new planer release.
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WOW, somebody has their panties in a bunch,Off Shore tackle inline boards are the most used for walleye trolling in all the great lakes,Churches boards will do the same thing,but the fact that off shore sells 10 to 1 must say something about there boards.
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Pulling crawler harnesses or light stick baits for 'eyes they are fine but, put a 500 copper or 10 colors of lead behind them with a flasher fly and you might as well fish right behind the boat. Too many bad experiences with them to say good things. Love the little strike indicator flags too. especially when guys use them while out trolling for salmon...wow. 10 to 1 I doubt.
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I make DualFin planer boards with directional control for shallow water. They plane to the side and flip direction when given a pop so you can steer in close to structure and then cut away. They only weigh 1 ounce and are really easy to rig. If you are interested send me a PM.


Hi Bob:

Tried to PM you but it doesn't look like you're set up for it. One of the things I don't like about traditional planer boards is that you have to use heavier tackle then I prefer (like spinning rods w/ 8-10 lb test). It looks like you could get away with lighter tackle using these, is that true? BTW; I would be using for Walleye trolling on Erie. Thanks, Jeff
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WOW, somebody has their panties in a bunch,Off Shore tackle inline boards are the most used for walleye trolling in all the great lakes,Churches boards will do the same thing,but the fact that off shore sells 10 to 1 must say something about there boards.
yes, it's called marketing and sponsorship. Off shore are the most popular but I will take Church boards anyday. good to go right out of the box without spending more $$ to upgrade clips etc. Also very easy to use, especially when fishing solo.
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jeffreyg,

if you want to use 8-10 lb test then you might want to try the church's tx-6 mini-planer. I use these when I am trolling small stick baits or crawler harnesses in shallow water on a local lake. I think they will work great with your approach.

They do not pull as far to the side as the regular offshore or churchs, but they do a nice job. I only use one per side, but I do think you could run two per side without trouble. Three per side might be tough because they pull at a smaller angle to the line of travel so three sets would be dragging pretty far back.

I doubt they would handle a heavy bottom bouncer or trolling sinker, or a deep diving bait like a reef runner, I use them with floating rapalas and with shad raps.

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I find the only drawback of churchs boards for lake erie is that they are hard to read if a small fish eats your crawler, so I have mine set up with tattle tale style flags. you can do a search on the web for that type of set up, church sells one, so does one of my good fishing buddies (www.bottombouncers.com) so that is a shameless plug. His work good, but I made my own in the same style.

as mentioned, for salmon trolling on lake michigan the churchs are by far my preference. I have two sets of offshores that just sit on a shelf.

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Jerry,
I use 30lb. powerpro with dipsys. Would the Church boards hold the line in rough water and with the extra drag would they go to the side far enough to make them worth while?
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if you want to use 8-10 lb test then you might want to try the church's tx-6 mini-planer. I use these when I am trolling small stick baits or crawler harnesses in shallow water on a local lake. I think they will work great with your approach.

They do not pull as far to the side as the regular offshore or churchs, but they do a nice job. I only use one per side, but I do think you could run two per side without trouble. Three per side might be tough because they pull at a smaller angle to the line of travel so three sets would be dragging pretty far back.

I doubt they would handle a heavy bottom bouncer or trolling sinker, or a deep diving bait like a reef runner, I use them with floating rapalas and with shad raps.

to the OP:

I find the only drawback of churchs boards for lake erie is that they are hard to read if a small fish eats your crawler, so I have mine set up with tattle tale style flags. you can do a search on the web for that type of set up, church sells one, so does one of my good fishing buddies (www.bottombouncers.com) so that is a shameless plug. His work good, but I made my own in the same style.

as mentioned, for salmon trolling on lake michigan the churchs are by far my preference. I have two sets of offshores that just sit on a shelf.

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Thanks Jerry, I'll look into it.
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I use 30lb. powerpro with dipsys. Would the Church boards hold the line in rough water and with the extra drag would they go to the side far enough to make them worth while?
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I use power pro on all my rods and Church clips hold it just fine. you can always give it a double wrap. they spread out just fine.
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This is the first time that i have seen so much good press about a planner board?I have been using off shore planners for years,But i will definitely buy 2 church boards and try them out,you never stop learning about fishing.
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I use power pro on all my rods and Church clips hold it just fine. you can always give it a double wrap. they spread out just fine.
I have had the same experience using power pro. I run 30 lb on many of my rods, and 50 lb for backing on my copper. I back my leadcores with mono.

as far as dipsys go I have only used the Big-Jon mini disks with the planer boards so I know those work. I have also used them with trolling sinkers up to 6 ounces without trouble. I have never tried using them with large dipsys, but I doubt they would pull them out.

I run two sets of dipsys at times, I run one set on setting "1" on 8 foot rods and one set on setting "3" on 9.5 foot rods. This works fine for me, easy to set and reset with a little practice. My typical spread on lake michigan is 2 downriggers run at 45 degrees on the transom corners(with free sliders), 2 sets of dipsys, 2 lead cores per side and a copper down the middle. That is a four man spread with three I cut back to one lead core per side. with two I usually start with 2 riggers, 2 dips, one core and the copper on a board then change things around ti find what the fish are eating best, but I always run the copper if I am out in deep water.

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It's funny how different regions settle on unique favorites. Here on Lake Michigan, I use the Church boards ("The Walleye Board") with leadcore and copper rigs with success, as do all of my Lake Michigan fishing buddies. If I'm pulling 500 copper, I use their larger board (TX-44 Super Planer). Most here use mono backing instead of PowerPro.

It sounds like the Erie guys use the Off Shore boards with similar success. I've not seen one of their boards over here on Lake Michigan.

Another example of the regional favorites is rod holder systems. Most guys here on Lake Michigan use Big Jon or Stinger. On Steve's (FreeByrd) recommendation, I looked at Cisco Fishing Systems' stuff when I was rigging my new-to-me boat last year. I wound up buying a bunch of the Cisco hardware and couldn't be happier. Never see another boat around here running the Cisco gear, though.
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Nice looking Intrepid you ended up with! You will probably see more Cisco Fishing Systems gear in Michigan this year. They attended several shows in Michigan and said they sold a lot of equipment. Some friends were walleye fishing on Erie this Friday, Saturday, & Sunday and did really well. I'm hoping to get out this coming Sunday if the weather is decent. Steve
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Hi Bob: Tried to PM you but it doesn't look like you're set up for it. One of the things I don't like about traditional planer boards is that you have to use heavier tackle then I prefer (like spinning rods w/ 8-10 lb test). It looks like you could get away with lighter tackle using these, is that true? BTW; I would be using for Walleye trolling on Erie. Thanks, Jeff
You can use 6 pound if you want with the DualFin but it's the potential fight of the species that should determine what line you need.

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