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CarpPoop
01-17-2008, 11:25 PM
Guys...im going to install a spider rig kit in my jon boat. We cannot legally spider rig in my state but I travel south alot and would like to be able to do it. I emailed Driftmaster and they asked me if I want 10" or 18" poles. I would think 10" but I dont know. Or is there a better option than driftmaster? Also, Im looking at the deck of my boat and while one side opposite the trolling motor is open to mount...it appears the other side would be in the way of the trolling motor when its pulled up and in its resting position. Im curious to maybe hear or see pictures of your spider rig set up.

rango
01-18-2008, 06:16 AM
Guys...im going to install a spider rig kit in my jon boat. We cannot legally spider rig in my state but I travel south alot and would like to be able to do it. I emailed Driftmaster and they asked me if I want 10" or 18" poles. I would think 10" but I dont know. Or is there a better option than driftmaster? Also, Im looking at the deck of my boat and while one side opposite the trolling motor is open to mount...it appears the other side would be in the way of the trolling motor when its pulled up and in its resting position. Im curious to maybe hear or see pictures of your spider rig set up.post a photo of the front of your boat made from the inside and looking toward the bow and im sure youll get plenty of good suggestions.

GregG
01-18-2008, 06:40 AM
In my opinion, if your front deck is flat an the holders will be mounted at the same level as the seat post is then go with the 18" risers. If you are going to mount the holders on a 6"+ raised portion of the deck that is higher than the seat pedestal mount then go with the 10" risers.

I have 18" risers and I would rather have 10" given the choice because of the manner in which my boat is configured.

callshy
01-18-2008, 08:43 AM
I would be willing to help in anyway I could if you wanted to look at my holders. A picture of the area you would like them located would be great and you would get lots of opinions.

creekslick
01-18-2008, 08:55 AM
My boat is not a jon boat but it does have the flat front deck like one. I made these from 6" pvc pipe and a piece of 1" c channel.
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m212/creekslick/RodHolders.jpg
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m212/creekslick/RodHolders3.jpg
Hope this helps.

WestTennCrappie
01-18-2008, 09:04 AM
[QUOTE=creekslick]My boat is not a jon boat but it does have the flat front deck like one.

Sure looks like a jon boat to me ;)


Taking a few pics of the front of you boat like everyone is saying is probably a good idea. There are lots of ways to set up for the spider rig method, and if we had a few pics we could probably get you started in the right direction.

Maybe you should come on down to reelfoot and see how we do it down here!

CarpPoop
01-18-2008, 11:07 AM
Ok....good idea about taking pictures of it for you to see. Should have thought of that before I posted but I'll try and get a few taken.

Rowdy
01-18-2008, 09:26 PM
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d166/donniesmith1960/spiderrigs001.jpg
These are mine, Homemade brackets and driftmasters,same on both sides

SEMOmike
01-18-2008, 09:33 PM
What's wrong with spider riggin in IL? If you fish with someone up front, you two can put out 6 total poles, which is less than I like to fish with, but plenty if you are catching fish. The only thing you need to watch out for is lake specific regs. limiting the total number of poles per person.

I spider rig with my buddy and my step-son up front with eight poles out all the time in IL and haven't ever had anyone say anything to me.

ShortStorie
01-18-2008, 11:22 PM
Check out Callshy's post and click on the link to Hi-tek Stuff.
I've got 5 of his rigs on 18" risers. (One T-bar with 4 holders front and center for spider rigging and 4 T-bars with 2 holders each on either side and at the rear corners for still fishing) VERY sturdy and leaves only a flat plate on the deck when removed. Yeah, I know a picture is worth way more than all these words but I haven't mastered the science of posting pics.

Brush Buster
01-19-2008, 12:37 PM
I like the HiTeck as well. Excellent for spider rigging

Squall Line
01-19-2008, 12:48 PM
I hope this link works. This is a short movie that I made last summer.
I hope this helps someone.
Click on the photo.
Squall Line
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c269/Squallline/crappie/th_crappie.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/albums/c269/Squallline/crappie/?action=view&current=crappie.flv)

Crappie Xtreme
01-19-2008, 03:07 PM
Hey CarpPoop, It is legal to spider rig in IL. Limit yourself to 3 poles on a rig. I have been wanting to spider rig Kinkaid lake, but just have not done it yet. I have to get my boat rigged up for it.

CX.

CarpPoop
01-29-2008, 01:13 AM
X...I read in the laws that you can troll 3 rods...so your right. I was mistaken. Unless they mean 3 rods for long line trolling instead of slow trolling. I cant find a designation. It just says "trolling". I'd think you would be able to use this at Rend too in the warm months.

Crappie Xtreme
01-29-2008, 01:33 AM
Hey CarpPoop, I will try to take a picture the front of Clints new boat. It is already set up for spider riggin. I am going to copy my boat by his. We are going to spider rig in Rend as soon as the weather clears up. He is itchin to get the new boat out on the water. You should get some of the crappie magazines and books with Ronnie Capps. They are very informative and he gives some very good ideas in spider riggin.

CX.

ProvTexas
01-29-2008, 07:12 PM
Check out the Bee Ready rod holders. You can adjust each rod up and down and the riser comes out of the base for east storage. Once you adjust them they stay!

slab_slayer1
01-29-2008, 07:21 PM
I hope this link works. This is a short movie that I made last summer.
I hope this helps someone.
Click on the photo.
Squall Line
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c269/Squallline/crappie/th_crappie.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/albums/c269/Squallline/crappie/?action=view&current=crappie.flv)
Nice video, and nice setup!!!!!!!!

hunt4crappie
01-29-2008, 07:26 PM
Here is my setup with HiTek rod holders. Hope you can see the pics ok. These are on 18" risers and I am very pleased with them.

TapOut64
01-29-2008, 08:00 PM
I have a 14' crappie jon.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-1/604697/rodhoders2.gif

Even though it sits off to the left I can still angle the rod holders for full frontal coverage. I use 12' rods, couldn't even imagine 18'ers.

I also have two rod holders on either side.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-1/604697/rodholders.gif

Hope this helps.

Big Crappie
01-29-2008, 09:23 PM
Hi-Tek. You'll love them. I've got six sets on my boat!!!

Ranger690
02-14-2008, 03:27 PM
Will one of you guys post more pics of your HI TeK holders in action? Or at least a couple of close shots wtih rod handles in place. Thanks,

Dayton