whats the typical trolling speed for stripers ? or is there a such thing . :helpsmilie:
Wouldn't a GPS be a more accurate way to maintain your speed. With a paddle wheel, if you are going 2 knots against a 1 knot current, wouldn't you only be moving forward at 1 knot? :scratchchin3:Copy of a recent post on the Chesapeake thread really helps to explain the SOG vs GPS speed question.
GPS speed is your speed over the ground. Paddlewheel is your speed through the water.
The current (tide) will affect your speed on the GPS-more when going north or south then east or west.Picture a people mover at the airport-if you walk with it-you go faster but if you were to walk against it-you would go much slower.The current does the same thing to your boat.Go with the current-your GPS speed may read 4 to even 5 knots.Turn around and go against it-your GPS may read 1.5 to 2.
Very tough to tell the correct speed with a GPS.The paddlewheel measures how fast the boat goes through the water-just like your lures.For Rock-2.8-3.2 MPH is good.
When it's calm and no current-your GPS and paddlewheel will be very close.Any other time and the GPS will be different.
If your GPS reads that you are moving 2 knots and this is against a 1 knot current, your paddlewheel would read 3 knots, which is the speed your lures are moving.Wouldn't a GPS be a more accurate way to maintain your speed. With a paddle wheel, if you are going 2 knots against a 1 knot current, wouldn't you only be moving forward at 1 knot? :scratchchin3:
your not deep enough, unless they are literally with in normal conversation distance.Slightly different trolling question.... whenever it stops blowing and everyone rushes out there I am sure there are going to be a ton of boats out there trolling....
How far back do you guys troll your rigs? I have had several cut off by boats crossing and cutting over behind me and such this year....