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#12852797 - 08/03/18 07:26 PM Drift fishing: How many rods?
WillieRip Offline
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My mom found some of my day's old rods. Two or three should make descent drift cat rods. How many rods do you typically run? Keep in mind, that I live in Alabama, and we don't have restrictions on the number of rods.

I also plan to build a few drifting rods.
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#12852946 - 08/03/18 09:06 PM Re: Drift fishing: How many rods? [Re: WillieRip]
steveiam Offline
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Damon I used to use 6-8 for a while, I usually go with 3 or 4 now-
Just less hassle for me, I guess it just got to be more trouble than the possible increase in bites-
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#12852951 - 08/03/18 09:09 PM Re: Drift fishing: How many rods? [Re: WillieRip]
BigPoppa007 Offline
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Registered: 06/06/14
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Loc: Burleson, Tx.
I drift 6-8 off the side if by myself and 10 if someone is with me





Edited by BigPoppa007 (08/03/18 09:14 PM)

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#12853128 - 08/03/18 11:25 PM Re: Drift fishing: How many rods? [Re: WillieRip]
mjmetro0719 Offline
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I usually fish with six
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#12853189 - 08/04/18 06:23 AM Re: Drift fishing: How many rods? [Re: WillieRip]
El Gato Azul Offline
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Loc: Lewisville Texas
I drift with 7 out the side and I also like to run a vertical rod or 2. When I drift out the back I run 6 long lines and a vertical rod or 2. I usually run a couple of planer boards on my outside rods. This keeps me plenty busy but still very easy to manage when solo. When they are biting good it’s impossible to keep up. It’s a ton of fun trying though!
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#12853257 - 08/04/18 08:27 AM Re: Drift fishing: How many rods? [Re: WillieRip]
Littlefeather Offline
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Registered: 11/16/15
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Loc: Brownwood, Texas
6-7 Rods when drifting.
I’m wanting to do some rod building too! Please video your exploits in the craft. I’m anxious to see!
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#12853286 - 08/04/18 09:12 AM Re: Drift fishing: How many rods? [Re: WillieRip]
serj5150 Offline
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I drift with 6 on one side and sometimes 2 vertical on the other.
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#12853463 - 08/04/18 01:49 PM Re: Drift fishing: How many rods? [Re: WillieRip]
Justin B Offline
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10 out of the side and 6-8 out of the back
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#12853615 - 08/04/18 05:19 PM Re: Drift fishing: How many rods? [Re: WillieRip]
WillieRip Offline
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So you fellas drift broadside to the wind/current?
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#12853649 - 08/04/18 06:08 PM Re: Drift fishing: How many rods? [Re: WillieRip]
Littlefeather Offline
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I like to side drift when winds are light. I generally use a drift sock or two. When it’s rough and windy I drift out the back dragging multiple drift socks to control speed.
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#12853661 - 08/04/18 06:23 PM Re: Drift fishing: How many rods? [Re: WillieRip]
BigPoppa007 Offline
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Registered: 06/06/14
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Loc: Burleson, Tx.
Originally Posted By: WillieRip
So you fellas drift broadside to the wind/current?


yup but we don’t have current..........

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#12855044 - 08/06/18 09:29 AM Re: Drift fishing: How many rods? [Re: WillieRip]
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On the Tennessee, if I am fishing below G Dam, I drift three off the stern. The two outside rods are my long lines and the center one I short cast or drop it vertically just off the bottom. The center one actually catches more fish. I guess that's because it is the first one the cats find.

If I'm further downstream, I put out drift socks to drift broadside and fish 4 rods. It also depends on how much water is being released. Anything over 30k and I just fish from the stern only.

If I actually fish the lake, I always use drift socks and fish four rods. I alternate between long and short casts. Seems I have fewer lines crossed/tangled when I do it that way.
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