Let’s talk about the advantages of down rigging. Use your sounder to determine the depth you will be fishing, and more importantly, that your target species will be holding. Set fresh live bait in the strike zone with the downrigger, ensuring that there are several meters between the downrigger clip and the leader, so as to not deter any fish. Most downriggers will have a counter which shows how deep your bait has travelled. The weight of the downrigger will hold a consistent depth measured on the counter in the water column allowing you to be precise when setting baits.