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Which is more productive for crappie Long Lining or Slow Trolling?


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By fishin4onemcgee - Posted on 09 February 2011

I am new to this whole trolling thing and I have read about long lining and slow trolling. Which method is most productive and what is the real difference between the two approaches?

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Slow Trolling is done at speeds between 0.1 and 0.6mph trying to keep the baits as vertical as possible easier to do on calm days for beginners. Preferred method by most winning competitive tournament teams.

Long lining is much faster 0.7 to 2.0 mph baits trailing behind the boat 30 to 50 feet. Long Lining can be done on windier days and you can cover more water in less time.

Ray

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