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yellowjacket
05-23-2018, 08:40 PM
Does any one here still troll out of a aluminum boat? I’ve got a 15/48 war eagle I’m looking to set up to troll out of and looking for ideas. So show them aluminum trolling rigs

deltarat
05-23-2018, 08:48 PM
I trolled from a 14' Duracraft for 40 years, using home made trolling brackets and caught fish. My neighbor trolls from a little bigger War Eagle.

Atimm693
05-23-2018, 09:26 PM
I troll cranks quite a bit out of a 14' Alumacraft semi-v.

I have a group 29 battery up front and a 40lb thrust TM on the transom. Two rod holders mounted in the middle, two rods is hard enough to manage.

With this setup I can troll for hours at 2mph.

"Trolling" can mean several different methods, what do you plan on doing?

yellowjacket
05-23-2018, 09:53 PM
I should have Clarfied spider rigging pushing Minnows and jigs

Hanr3
05-24-2018, 10:20 AM
I have a deep v 16' Slyvan that I trolling, spider rig, out of. 80# TM and a pair of gruop 31 batteries. It pulled 4 of us around the lake last weekend. Yes, it's a aluminum boat.

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Chevync20
05-24-2018, 12:21 PM
When I get home I will take some pictures of my rig. Though, it is a 2070 but is set up to both troll and spider rig. I could easily fish 16 rods and have two pairs of fisherman at one time. This is my first year with it but has worked even better than I thought it would.

trypman1
05-24-2018, 01:28 PM
There is nothing wrong with your boat for trolling!

Cray
05-24-2018, 01:32 PM
Does any one here still troll out of a aluminum boat? I’ve got a 15/48 war eagle I’m looking to set up to troll out of and looking for ideas. So show them aluminum trolling rigs

If you would go right here, there are roughly 60 pages of boat pictures. There are several that fit your bill. Enjoy.
http://www.crappie.com/crappie/main-crappie-fishing-forum/195507-boats-off/

M R Dux
05-24-2018, 07:06 PM
I troll 95% of the time out of an Excel Bay Pro 203 center console. I can pull cranks with my 140 Suzuki with “troll mode” switch or 112 pound Terrova IPilot.


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"G"
05-24-2018, 07:09 PM
I should have Clarfied spider rigging pushing Minnows and jigs
All you need is a good trolling motor...some long poles and a rod holder

John Doe
05-24-2018, 08:18 PM
One issue I find to give me angst is dragging jigs in a tin boat on a windy day. Since you are looking to spider rig - shouldn’t be as much of a problem. Point is, windy days create a problem for tin boats with lots of line out. More than once I left my motor trimmed down and my lines ended up getting caught in the free wheeling prop. Then I learned to leave that motor in gear.


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eagle 1
05-24-2018, 08:23 PM
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05-24-2018, 08:25 PM
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05-24-2018, 08:27 PM
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DBELL
05-25-2018, 09:32 AM
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A few pictures that I had on my phone of my War Eagle set up for trolling. To spider rig I just rotate the top bar on the rod holder. It's pretty crowded but it works.

yellowjacket
05-25-2018, 12:40 PM
I think I’m gonna have to set my rod holders out the side on the drop deck like you do. Does your trolling motor get in the way of your rod holders when you turn them

EddieT
05-25-2018, 01:58 PM
I troll out of my 1751 Prodigy mud boat. It's my do all rig. From duck hunting, running rivers, to catching crappies. I am currently set up for 8 rods. Fixing to up grade to have 10 when I am fishing by myself or 14 when I have a buddy with me. Just upgraded my electronics to a Simrad GO7. With a Minn Kota on the front and remote sterring, this rig works good for me year round.304427

DBELL
05-25-2018, 02:35 PM
I think I’m gonna have to set my rod holders out the side on the drop deck like you do. Does your trolling motor get in the way of your rod holders when you turn them

You will have to rotate the rod holder in to raise and lower the trolling motor. Once it is out its not in the way, I had the shaft cut down so that sits down as much as possible and changing to an i pilot and getting rid of the cable helped as well.

cnette01
05-27-2018, 07:32 AM
Here's a picture of my boat with rod holders. I don't spider rig - yet. Mainly I long line troll jigs and crank baits.

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