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#12845802 - 07/29/18 08:09 AM While drifting...
Kyle Horn Offline
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Registered: 02/12/07
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Loc: flower mound, tx
Do y’all get tangled up with other lines?

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#12845875 - 07/29/18 09:41 AM Re: While drifting... [Re: Kyle Horn]
steveiam Offline
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Registered: 09/19/09
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Loc: Red Oak, Tx. (North Texas)
It has happened occasionally, but only when I’m not drifting “evenly” if that makes sense, if the boat is turning any this may happen -
When it does I will reduce the number of rods I’m drifting and and spread them out more, that usually fixes things -
Just gotta give them more space -
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#12845912 - 07/29/18 10:16 AM Re: While drifting... [Re: Kyle Horn]
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Registered: 02/06/09
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Loc: highland village/lake Lewisvil...
Make sure your lines are staggered
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#12846225 - 07/29/18 04:51 PM Re: While drifting... [Re: Kyle Horn]
serj5150 Online   happy
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Registered: 02/18/09
Posts: 3041
Loc: The Colony,Texas
Happened to me today..Dang wind kept changing directions..And only caught one cat...Also I didn't have them staggered like Tom suggested... hammer


Edited by serj5150 (07/29/18 04:52 PM)
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#12846237 - 07/29/18 05:08 PM Re: While drifting... [Re: Kyle Horn]
BigPoppa007 Offline
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Registered: 06/06/14
Posts: 1851
Loc: Burleson, Tx.
Really SUCKS when you are drifting straight but a 3-4 lb DINK Hits and runs across all your lines.! bang

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#12846578 - 07/29/18 11:31 PM Re: While drifting... [Re: Kyle Horn]
Justin B Online   content
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Registered: 12/17/03
Posts: 4971
Loc: Devol, Ok
I drift 90% of the time even in winter. I have a 19ft deep v aluminum lowe.
I will drift out the side if the wind is just right and I don't have to use the trolling motor
to do a controlled drift. Another reason I won't drift out the side is wave
size. IMO when drifting I want a smooth "pull". If the waves have the boat
rocking too much coming from the side the bait seems to "jump" and have a
chance to tangle. If so I will drift out of the back. In the same waves, it
gives a smother pull for the bait. I drift 8 rods out the back staggering
each bait out to reduce tangling and can drift 10 out the side.

I use 1 or 2 54" socks depending on wind speed. In winter time with water
from 40-65 degrees, I will keep my speed between .1-.3mph. Temps over 65degrees
I will take it up to .5-.8 and try to tweak where I need to if they are wanting a quicker or slower bait.

When drifting out of the side I have a sock tied to a cleat in the front and back.
If only 1 sock is needed it will be tied directly in the middle.

When drifting out of the back with 2 socks they will be tied on each back cleat.
And with 1 sock I have a rope that runs from cleat to cleat going across the back of my boat and I will snap the sock on to it.

If there is next to zero wind I will use 1 sock out of the back and control speed with my TM.
I use a variety of homemade drift sinkers to try and create a smooth "pull"
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#12847363 - 07/30/18 06:13 PM Re: While drifting... [Re: Kyle Horn]
serj5150 Online   happy
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Registered: 02/18/09
Posts: 3041
Loc: The Colony,Texas
Also don't be a knuckle-head like me and drift between 3 or more wakeboard boats!!...Dang I'm hard-headed!!! hammer
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#12847447 - 07/30/18 07:40 PM Re: While drifting... [Re: Kyle Horn]
Ed-n-eddy Online   content
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Registered: 09/27/17
Posts: 150
Loc: Bedford (DFW), TX
That's not drifting, that's rollercoastering sideways roflmao


Edited by Ed-n-eddy (07/30/18 07:41 PM)
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#12848320 - 07/31/18 12:19 PM Re: While drifting... [Re: Ed-n-eddy]
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Registered: 02/18/09
Posts: 3041
Loc: The Colony,Texas
Originally Posted By: Ed-n-eddy
That's not drifting, that's rollercoastering sideways roflmao


You're right about that Eddy!!...and when you go home after the trip and you are taking a shower you can feel yourself go up and down if you close your eyes..LOL!!!
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