We're heading back up to Ketchikan in a couple weeks & I'm trying to refresh myself on everything I need to know. We're renting a 26' boat with two downriggers & I'm planning to stack two lines on each rigger since we'll have four to six people fishing at any given time.
For sake of simplicity, I think of the two lines as 'inboard' and 'outboard', meaning one is closer inboard to the engine and one is farther outboard from the engine. Which line should be on the bottom of the rigger and which should be stacked above it? I'm planning on about 15' of vertical separation between lines, and also expect to run the downriggers at different depths (say 80' & 60', or 70' & 50') until we locate fish to minimize tangles. I would assume that once we 'dial in' the best depth and locate fish, it would be more sensible to run one line per downrigger.
Ok, now fire away with everything that I ought to know on the subject! Thank you!