Chawk25- Steve told me he liked them 40-50ft off the board but he was setting the port side while I was setting the starboard. Lets just say I snuck the first rod (white parachute 6oz w/ 9'' shad) 80 ft off the board and it was the first rod and the biggest fish that hit;-) I didn't tell Steve I set it out that far until the 40''er went in the box Needless to say he was ok with it.Funny, Dave (Spynet000) and I had this conversation the yesterday while trolling......I put all my lines approx the same 40-50 ft or so.....he was in favor of longest out furthest and shorter closer......not sure it makes much difference since they rarely stay in order as the rods are cycled.
My thought is that shorter is better since a fish hitting the furthest out has the lenght of the line to the clip plus the distance back from the clip, he's gonna be right in the middle of the boat rod lines...
Tip #1 - Don't overthink it.....just accept that sometimes you will end up with a tangled line and afterward try something a little different to minimise the problem. Lines NOT in the water don't catch fish !!!!Seems like it could be easy to create a potential mess if planer rods arent setup correctly especially when having to change positions.
Any tips would be appreciated.