I have used down riggers only a couple times. Everytime I do I end up switching to deep divers since I must have no clue what im doing with the riggers and always end up tangling my lines into a ball.
Here is how I have set them up:
I run a herring clip and then 16-20" up the line a flasher. I drop the line out about thirty feet behind the boat and clip the line to the ball and send the ball south to the desired depth.
I troll about 1.5-2mph on the gps. After about 10 minutes my line will be tangled up and making impressive large spins in the water before coming to surface.
Any ideas what I am doing wrong?