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#12853897 - 08/04/18 09:59 PM Planer Boards?
BigPoppa007 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/06/14
Posts: 1851
Loc: Burleson, Tx.
I searched but can't find the thread on planer boards........ which ones you like? what the cheapest decent ones? waterbugz any Good.?

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#12853936 - 08/04/18 11:00 PM Re: Planer Boards? [Re: BigPoppa007]
Catfish Lynn Offline
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Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 1296
Loc: Bryan, Texas
El Gato should be able to fill in the info on these, as he is always talking about them.
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#12853987 - 08/05/18 03:45 AM Re: Planer Boards? [Re: BigPoppa007]
El Gato Azul Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/31/16
Posts: 843
Loc: Lewisville Texas
Water bugs suck....I use Extreme Tracker boards and Zakks big cat boards. They are very similar but the extremes are cheaper. Caught close to 50 eaters yesterday and 90% came off the 2 boards. I don’t know why cats like hitting the boards so much but most days they catch more fish and some days they catch all the fish.


Edited by El Gato Azul (08/05/18 06:19 AM)
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#12854017 - 08/05/18 06:35 AM Re: Planer Boards? [Re: BigPoppa007]
WillieRip Offline
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My guess it's further away from the boat. The boat displaces a lot of water, and the fish know some big is hovering over head.
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#12854047 - 08/05/18 07:36 AM Re: Planer Boards? [Re: BigPoppa007]
El Gato Azul Online   content
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Registered: 01/31/16
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Loc: Lewisville Texas
I caught 4 on my vertical rod so go figure. I run 4 different rigs when drifting and blues will usually prefer a certain rig over the rest on any given day. More often than not, the planer rigs outperform the rest. I was fishing in 26 ft and never have had an issue with spooking fish that are that deep. I believe the planer board presents the bait a lot smoother but it’s just my guess Damon. Getting it away from the boat certainly doesn’t hurt either.


Edited by El Gato Azul (08/05/18 08:35 AM)
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#12854138 - 08/05/18 08:51 AM Re: Planer Boards? [Re: BigPoppa007]
WillieRip Offline
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Registered: 01/05/15
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I see smoother: presentation, not as much bouncing and bobbing with the boat moving around. That makes sense. Who knows?


Edited by WillieRip (08/05/18 09:15 AM)
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#12854174 - 08/05/18 09:31 AM Re: Planer Boards? [Re: BigPoppa007]
El Gato Azul Online   content
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Loc: Lewisville Texas
Certainly not me amigo but it’s a lot of fun trying to figure out the puzzle! fish
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#12854272 - 08/05/18 11:17 AM Re: Planer Boards? [Re: BigPoppa007]
DEWAYNE BULLARD Offline
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Registered: 03/10/17
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Loc: Porter,Texas
We were talking to Jackie Kennedy about the outside rods getting more bites a while back. His theory was , the sent trail fans out as you move and maybe the outside rods are the first bait the come to.
Sounds logical , seems to be the majority comes on outside rods with or with out planer board.
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#12854356 - 08/05/18 01:20 PM Re: Planer Boards? [Re: DEWAYNE BULLARD]
opus Online   content
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Registered: 07/15/07
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Loc: West Tx no. of waco
Originally Posted By: DEWAYNE BULLARD
We were talking to Jackie Kennedy about the outside rods getting more bites a while back. His theory was , the sent trail fans out as you move and maybe the outside rods are the first bait the come to.
Sounds logical , seems to be the majority comes on outside rods with or with out planer board.
Jackies so old hes forgot more about fishin than we will ever know. Reels wernt even invented yet
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#12854483 - 08/05/18 03:48 PM Re: Planer Boards? [Re: BigPoppa007]
mjmetro0719 Offline
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Registered: 10/25/02
Posts: 3987
Loc: saginaw,tx
I use the extreme tracker and it does a very good job and has good clips. They are a good tool to use at times and my only drawback is that I fish a shallow lake and if one gets hung up then I have to either break it off and go get it later or reel in all my lines to go retrieve it. Doesn’t hurt to have some in the boat though.
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#12854515 - 08/05/18 04:36 PM Re: Planer Boards? [Re: BigPoppa007]
rlfisher Offline
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Registered: 04/02/12
Posts: 421
Loc: GainesvilleTexas
Have a question for when a planer board is on and you catch a fish does the board just slide down the line and stop at the leader swivel. I watch videos and see you clip the planer to the line so was just wondering how they work with fish on

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#12854553 - 08/05/18 05:50 PM Re: Planer Boards? [Re: BigPoppa007]
El Gato Azul Online   content
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Registered: 01/31/16
Posts: 843
Loc: Lewisville Texas
Reel in the fish and unclip the tension clip when the board gets in reach. The board is still attached by a stainless snap that allows the board to slide down the line and finish reeling in the fish with the board still attached. The tension clips can be adjusted so that they break away when a fish is on but I have found this to be a pain in the ace cuz the boards come Unclipped while deployed and no fish on.
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#12854567 - 08/05/18 06:05 PM Re: Planer Boards? [Re: BigPoppa007]
rlfisher Offline
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Registered: 04/02/12
Posts: 421
Loc: GainesvilleTexas
Thanks Gato seems that could be a pain with a big fish on by yourself but sure you get the hang of it with some use

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#12854599 - 08/05/18 06:36 PM Re: Planer Boards? [Re: BigPoppa007]
El Gato Azul Online   content
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Registered: 01/31/16
Posts: 843
Loc: Lewisville Texas
You get the hang of it real quick. Landing a big fish solo is always an orchestra of chaos no matter if it’s on a planer board or not. I thought i would loose some fish while uncliping the board but hasn’t been an issue and I been running the boards for almost 3 yrs. They aren’t for everyone and do require a bit more effort. At the end of the day it’s just another tool to help catch fish. There’s a million ways to skin a cat.
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#12855706 - 08/06/18 06:56 PM Re: Planer Boards? [Re: BigPoppa007]
Naut Now Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 374
Loc: Grapevine, Tx
Planer boards are a difference maker on some days and situations. I use rock creek planer boards.

http://smlstriperfishing.com/product-category/planer-boards/

You can also buy them on eBay.

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