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#12451421 - 10/03/17 10:52 AM Planer boards for big blues
Txmedic033 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4642
Loc: Longview, Tx
For those of y'all that our already using planer boards for the big catfish, what brands are you using? I want something that won't get pulled under by a 2 ounce weight. I have already wasted my money on a couple different brands that wouldn't hold the weight.

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#12451524 - 10/03/17 12:08 PM Re: Planer boards for big blues [Re: Txmedic033]
BigPoppa007 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/06/14
Posts: 1936
Loc: Burleson, Tx.
El Gato Azul has got the planner boarding down.


Edited by BigPoppa007 (10/03/17 12:08 PM)

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#12451555 - 10/03/17 12:23 PM Re: Planer boards for big blues [Re: Txmedic033]
Littlefeather Offline
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Registered: 11/16/15
Posts: 457
Loc: Brownwood, Texas
I think his came from Bottom Dweller Tackle.
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#12451596 - 10/03/17 12:54 PM Re: Planer boards for big blues [Re: Txmedic033]
DEWAYNE BULLARD Offline
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Registered: 03/10/17
Posts: 165
Loc: Porter,Texas

A friend made these and they work good.
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#12451619 - 10/03/17 01:08 PM Re: Planer boards for big blues [Re: Txmedic033]
J Lowe Offline
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Registered: 07/30/12
Posts: 560
Loc: Merkel
I'm running the yellow boards from Extreme fishing concepts. They seem to do well.

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#12451672 - 10/03/17 01:38 PM Re: Planer boards for big blues [Re: Txmedic033]
clk Offline
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Registered: 02/01/11
Posts: 187
Extreme concept boards work for me also.
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#12451768 - 10/03/17 02:21 PM Re: Planer boards for big blues [Re: Txmedic033]
El Gato Azul Online   content
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Registered: 01/31/16
Posts: 873
Loc: Lewisville Texas
I been running Zakks big cat boards for a couple of years but those extremes are identical for a fraction of the price. I run em when drifting or when control drifting and they flat out work. My 2 biggest fish this year have come off my boards.


Edited by El Gato Azul (10/03/17 03:01 PM)
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#12451862 - 10/03/17 03:17 PM Re: Planer boards for big blues [Re: Txmedic033]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4642
Loc: Longview, Tx
Thank you for all the fast replies. Looks like extreme concepts will be getting my money.

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#12451883 - 10/03/17 03:34 PM Re: Planer boards for big blues [Re: Txmedic033]
J Lowe Offline
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Registered: 07/30/12
Posts: 560
Loc: Merkel
Have fun with them!

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#12451990 - 10/03/17 04:52 PM Re: Planer boards for big blues [Re: Txmedic033]
G Love Offline
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Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 1961
Loc: Weatherford, TX
I want to try it this fall/winter also. So do you just pull out enough from the board for it to drag the bottom? Then just let out enough line from the reel until you have it at your desired distance? Just running regular Santee drifting rigs?


Edited by G Love (10/03/17 04:53 PM)
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#12452116 - 10/03/17 06:57 PM Re: Planer boards for big blues [Re: Txmedic033]
El Gato Azul Online   content
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Registered: 01/31/16
Posts: 873
Loc: Lewisville Texas
I fish em with a Santee rig bumpin the bottom..I cast mine out 20-50 ft depending on how deep I’m running. Cast em out to the side of the boat away from my long lines and clip em on. Leave the spool open and let out line. The more line you let out, the farther out your rig will plane. Engage the spool and your rig will plane out to the side of boat. I like to drag the channel in the winter and use the planers to put my bait up on the edges. I also like to drag deep humps and use my boards to get my bait on the side of ledges. If there is no wind you can run everything out the back and bump with your trolling motor. I will zig zag a channel in zero wind and you’d be surprised with what happens. Occasionally you will see blues suspend in deeper water and I ran my boards suspended a couple of times this summer and hammered em. The possibilities are endless. They allow you to cover way more water. Oh, and Big fish love planer boards. texas


Edited by El Gato Azul (10/03/17 06:58 PM)
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#12452190 - 10/03/17 07:44 PM Re: Planer boards for big blues [Re: Txmedic033]
mjmetro0719 Offline
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Registered: 10/25/02
Posts: 3991
Loc: saginaw,tx
I've justarted experimenting with planer boards and I bought one of the extreme boards to try out and so far I've been happy with it. I reached out to a guide who I know that have fished with planers to get his opinion and his recommendation was the castaway planer boards. I'm gonna give those a try pretty soon. The Zack Royce boards have a pretty good reputation of a great board but they are much pricier than others and one TFF member that I talk to regularly just told me that his was on back order for awhile and his order is just now being filled. El Gato uses them and from our conversations he likes them very well.
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#12452192 - 10/03/17 07:47 PM Re: Planer boards for big blues [Re: Txmedic033]
clk Offline
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Registered: 02/01/11
Posts: 187
Set mine up the same way as El Gato. If your reel has a stout clicker it works great to let out line and pull them way out to the side. There will be times when you want to chunk them in the trash because you will hang up more with them but on some days they are the difference maker.
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#12452203 - 10/03/17 07:55 PM Re: Planer boards for big blues [Re: Txmedic033]
BigPoppa007 Online   content
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Registered: 06/06/14
Posts: 1936
Loc: Burleson, Tx.

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#12455880 - 10/06/17 03:47 PM Re: Planer boards for big blues [Re: Txmedic033]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4642
Loc: Longview, Tx
Nothing but great things to say about extreme fishing concepts. I placed my order late Tuesday night and received it today. Pretty fast for an out of state company. I also go a phone call immediately because I ordered a left hand thread rod holder and a right hand thread base that he thought might've been a mistake. I haven't used the planer boards yet, but they will hold a lot more weight than the ones I currently have. I would highly recommend anyone interested in trying planer boards to give them a chance. Oh yeah, they are also the cheapest heavy duty boards I have found by a long shot.

This was completely unsolicited. I was just very impressed with the customer service and fast shipping.

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