My catches have been more consistant since I put more effort into trolling for striped bass. Spin it forward or backward to set drag. If fish are more active, I tend to use higher speeds from 2. In order to solve this problem, monofilament is used to create shock leaders since monofilament stretches. This can create two types of strikes: Always having lines actively fishing can be the difference between catching one big bass and multiple big bass. I preferably like a reel that has something similar to a 5.
To mount a kicker motor on, you need to buy a mounting plate for the stern of the boat.
How To Troll For Striped Bass
Fishing a place like the California Delta will be harder for you to distinguish between a striped bass vs other species. Which ever one gets bit first, start trolling at that depth. Braided line as your main line is highly recommended when trolling for Stripers for many reasons. How to determine the depth of your rig. In this shot, I was able to capture part of a shad ball.