Re: Help with Down Rigger
I have never heard of any mold to make the downrigger balls, but I guess they could be out there or you could do a custom job. As for the distance to let out line from the ball that depends on the lure you are using and the size of the body of water you are fishing. Larger bodies of water you can let out up to 100 ft of line (or more) this helps get the lures away from the boat's shadow, but the more line you let out the more you have to be diligent about depth changes and it makes it harder to manuever especially in smaller bodies of water. Well that's what I have learned. Hope it helps.
I caught it in Sloans, man!!!!