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How to make a set of planer boards

How to Build a Set of Planer Boards

by Captain James R. Watson

Above: A schematic showing how to build a set of planer boards.

Planer boards allow for more fishing lines to be trolled simultaneously and are used to spread lures and harnesses away from the boat when trolling at low speeds (below 2 knots). They are commonly used when fishing for walleye. You can achieve a greater dimensional spread with planer boards than with outriggers. Continue reading