Do you need a planer to troll?
Planers and trolling leads help cover the water column while trolling. Trolling leads are better for high speeds or simpler spreads. To really get your baits deep, planers or downriggers are a necessity.
How fast can you troll with a planer?
It works over a wide range of trolling speeds, from slow-trolling with natural baits to pulling artificials up to 15 mph.
How deep do planers run?
As a general rule of thumb, you can expect around 15ft (5m) of depth for each 30ft (10m) of planer line deployed. Theoretically, for any given size of planer and constant towing speed, the more planer line you let out the deeper the planer will dive.
How deep does a number 4 planer go?
Sea Striker Fishing Planers feature a durable stainless blade with a large brass ring for your lure and a stainless ring as a tow point. Available in sizes #1 through #4. Will reach depths from 5′ to 35′ depending upon your trolling speed.