Downriggers are fishing equipment that is used while trolling to get their bait in just the right spot. The downrigger uses a cable and lowers a weight down and holds it in the desired depth to entice fish to strike the bait. The unique part of downriggers is it is able to hold bait at certain depths when traditional rod and reels are not able to do so. They can also simulate fish movements and feeding patterns.
Wholesale Marine carries an extensive line of downriggers and accessories by leading brands like Cannon, Attwood, and Scotty. We offer both manual and electric options at a variety of price points. We also stock replacement parts including, cables, pedal bases, spools, rod mounts, and holders.
Manual Or Electric Downrigger, Which One Is Right For You?
Manual downriggers use a crank that you manually lower and raise the weights to your desired location. They do not require a battery or electrical power, so they are a perfect choice for smaller boats but can be used in any situation. The Attwood Mini Rigger is a great starter kit. This complete rigger set gives you everything you need to get started in downrigger fishing. The Cannon Easi-Troll offers effortless cranking for fast retrieval of your lines.
Electric downriggers use electric power to deploy the weights, which allows for hands-free fishing. Electric models come with a variety of advanced features. The Cannon Mag 5 ST is an electric option with the fastest retrieval rate on the market. This means you get your fish up to the boat faster. The Scotty 1106 Depthpower Telescoping Electric Downrigger offers a swivel mount option. It also offers the lowest amperage draw of any downrigger on the market.
Whether you are a recreational or professional fisherman, having downriggers as part of your arsenal is a great way to ensure that big catch of the day. You can choose from manual or electric options, and Wholesale Marine carries them both. Not sure which option is right for you, contact our customer service team. They are fishing and boating experts and are happy to answer any questions you have. We are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM EST at 877-388-2628. Sign up for our Captain’s Club Rewards Program for savings on future purchases with us.