Planer Boards

Planer Boards are designed to help fishermen cover more area, and reach places they would not have been able to reach by regular fishing methods.
A few of the Best Lake Ouachita Striper guides have been using planer boards in our slow, electric trolling methods, for stripers for over 30 years.
Planer boards have been around for a long time, long before outboard motors. When the Finnish anglers in Michigan's Upper Peninsula were still propelling their crafts by oar and sail, they were using a style of planer board. These "original" planers were reported to be fashioned after planers that were used in Finland centuries ago.
You can easily make your planer boards or buy from several different companies.

Planer boards will carry baits and lures 150 feet or more off the side of a moving boat or if anchored in a river or fishing off the bank with sufficient current you can send a spread of boards down stream.
With a planer board, you have complete control over the depth of your bait at any distance you want to place it, up to 150 feet or more away from the side of the boat. To control the depth, simply increase or decrease the length of the line between the planer board and the bait or lure.

To increase or decrease the distance of the planer board from the boat, you can reel in the line or let it out more.

The Planer Board method of fishing is highly effective but still fairly unknown and underutilized.
With time and practice you can learn to to "Fish Planer Boards" - not just pull them around aimlessly.

Off Shore Mini-planer board

 Adjustable Light Tension Planer Board Release

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