I've read where some think that downriggers are toward the bottom of the "got to get" checklist if one is just getting into ocean boating. But if you want to spend any time trolling for Homer kings, or silvers, I would think that they climb the list rapidly? Let alone win the Homer King Derby (kidding). Although I plan to spend most of my time out of Whittier, and maybe a trip to spend some time in Kodiak, I wouldn't mind doing the above.
I've read posts on both the Canon's and Scotty's, and it seems the Scotty's are a little more "complicated", if I read them right. Does anyone have any opinions on either? I am referring to the electric models. Actually, any opinions on the manual models? Thanks for the information.