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    Has anyone ever used their electric downriggers to pull up halibut? If so, I am morbidly curious about the results.
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    Where'd the dude go that wanted to catch halibut out of a float tube, he needs to get in on this!

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    Use a pot puller. Much more power. You could mount several on your boat.

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    Default No thanks.

    Supposedly it works well in those heavy tidal flows, but if I can't keep it on the bottom with a 2# lead, then it's too much for me. Getting that downrigger lead stuck would be a little spooky too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug from Anchorage View Post
    Has anyone ever used their electric downriggers to pull up halibut? If so, I am morbidly curious about the results.
    maybe you could use a potpuller. or save the hassle altogether and just buy it at the store

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    Default use one like this

    it will make pulling up bait and chickens easy.

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    Thumbs up Holy Crap!

    That is a real peice of work Rip! Where did you come across this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by doug from anchorage View Post
    that is a real peice of work rip! Where did you come across this?
    it is one that i built a few years ago.

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