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Hey when trolling under power for striper, what speed do most of you troll? I cant find any discussion on trolling speeds. Other speeds for other species of fish welcomed also for fresh or salt water fishing. Thanks, Guys!
 

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Fireman - I moved your post from the Kayak forum thread to the general fishing forum as it seems to be more about power boat fishing in both salt and fresh water.

I don't troll for striper but here's some others:

King Mackerel - Live Bait = barely moving - just enough to keep lines tight, usually bump in and out of gear; Dead bait = 2-3 knots

Spanish Mackerel (lures) - 5-8 knots

Atlantic Bonito (lures) - 6-8 knots
 

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Thats what I was looking for. Thanks. I have never striper fished by trolling and thought I would give it a try. I am trying to gather info on how so every little bit helps. I still need to find a guide on Lake Wylie or Norman to show me how so I wont be guessing. Thanks again, Roger
 

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I gotta book with you Hotspot so I can see first hand how it is done. I hope I can do well without a downrigger. I dont think the wife will let me drill it into my boat. Thanks for the info
 

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Using leadcore line will get you down where you need to be to catch stripers trolling without a downrigger. I was introduced to this alternative by Striper-Sniper and HOT SPOT. They really know striper fishing for sure. HOT SPOT, do you have an illustration of a typical spread that you would run in the fall/winter on Jordan? Thank you for sharing this great information. ;)
 

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I have had pretty good luck anywhere between 1.5 and 3 mph, staying mostly about 2.5 to 2.7 mph. This is trolling lures, no idea if live bait would survive trolling at that speed or not.
 
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