Are you new to downriggers? Ever wondered what their actual purpose is? Do only serious anglers use this device? Well, all will be answered shortly.
Let’s take it back a few centuries, to the good old days when our ancestors had to come up with various ways to deploy baits, getting them out or down to where the fish are. What did they use? Well only the sea gods can really answer that question sadly, but in happier times, it’s now 2020 and the development within the marine industry has allowed for the innovation of marine gadgets to do wonders out on the water.
So, what is this device that allows for deploying bait, allowing for an exact measurement of the depth of your bait and then keeping it there to match fish movements and their feeding patterns – Well it’s the Cannon Downrigger!
The Cannon downrigger is specifically designed for trolling, and now they can be both used to catch a variety of freshwater and saltwater fish.
Here at Trev Terry Marine, we stock and install the Cannon Optimum electric downrigger. Electrically operated downriggers require a power source, but the advantage to the consumer is a convenience when striking a fish, the ball can be raised at the flip of a switch, then automatically stopping when it reaches the surface.
The Optimum provides the intelligence needed to put the bait where the fish are. Precisely troll any lure while presenting the depth and trolling data on a full-color 3.5″ LCD display. Optimum wirelessly network up to four downriggers which can be controlled simultaneously through the Cannon mobile app or a compatible Humminbird fish finder.
We believe this gadget by Cannon Downriggers is a game changer! We want you to spend more time fishing, and putting fish on the deck.
View the freshwater Cannon Downrigger
View the saltwater Cannon Downrigger